In ubifs_jnl_update() we sync parent and child inodes to the flash,
in case of xattrs, the parent inode (AKA host inode) has a non-zero
data_len. Therefore we need to adjust synced_i_size too.

This issue was reported by ubifs self tests unter a xattr related work
UBIFS error (ubi0:0 pid 1896): dbg_check_synced_i_size: ui_size is 4, 
synced_i_size is 0, but inode is clean
UBIFS error (ubi0:0 pid 1896): dbg_check_synced_i_size: i_ino 65, i_mode 
0x81a4, i_size 4

Cc: <>
Fixes: 1e51764a3c2a ("UBIFS: add new flash file system")
Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <>
 fs/ubifs/journal.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/ubifs/journal.c b/fs/ubifs/journal.c
index 04c4ec6483e5..e3e1e093db81 100644
--- a/fs/ubifs/journal.c
+++ b/fs/ubifs/journal.c
@@ -664,6 +664,8 @@ int ubifs_jnl_update(struct ubifs_info *c, const struct 
inode *dir,
        ui->synced_i_size = ui->ui_size;
+       if (xent)
+               host_ui->synced_i_size = host_ui->ui_size;
        mark_inode_clean(c, ui);
        mark_inode_clean(c, host_ui);

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