Andreas Dilger wrote:
On Feb 13, 2008  18:19 +0100, Valerie Clement wrote:
From: Valerie Clement <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

With the flex_bg feature enabled, a large file creation oopses the
The BUG_ON is:
        BUG_ON(len >= EXT4_BLOCKS_PER_GROUP(sb));

As the allocation of the bitmaps and the inode table can be done
outside the block group with flex_bg, this allows to allocate up to
EXT4_BLOCKS_PER_GROUP blocks in a group.

Caution is needed here.  In the past we were limited to BLOCKS_PER_GROUP()
blocks per extent (32768 blocks at most, regardless of blocksize I think)
but now an extent might be larger.

Can you please verify that the extent-length limits for "initialized" vs.
"uninitialized" extents are being hit so that extents don't accidentally
grow to be > 32768 blocks long and suddenly get marked as short uninitialized

Note that the assertion can still be hit if groups are created with fewer
blocks, or with blocksize < 4096.  For example, if we have blocksize = 1024
this gives BLOCKS_PER_GROUP=8192, but an extent can be up to 32768 blocks.

I think the right assertion is now:

        BUG_ON(len > EXT4_INIT_MAX_LEN);

if FLEX_BG is active.  I'm not sure if we want to keep the stricter assertion:


but it might be worthwhile at least initially, and I don't think the CPU cost
is very high.

I agree. I'll do the changes.

diff --git a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
index b0f84b4..0275150 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
@@ -907,7 +907,7 @@ static void ext4_mb_mark_free_simple(struct super_block *sb,
        unsigned short chunk;
        unsigned short border;
+       BUG_ON(len > EXT4_BLOCKS_PER_GROUP(sb));
border = 2 << sb->s_blocksize_bits; @@ -3286,7 +3286,7 @@ static void ext4_mb_normalize_request(struct ext4_allocation_context *ac,
        BUG_ON(start + size <= ac->ac_o_ex.fe_logical &&
                        start > ac->ac_o_ex.fe_logical);
-       BUG_ON(size <= 0 || size >= EXT4_BLOCKS_PER_GROUP(ac->ac_sb));
+       BUG_ON(size <= 0 || size > EXT4_BLOCKS_PER_GROUP(ac->ac_sb));

Please separate this into two BUG_ON() statements, so it is clear which
one is being hit.

Thanks for review,
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