BUG at mm/filemap.c:1749 (2.6.24, jffs2, unionfs)

Nick Piggin nickpiggin at yahoo.com.au
Fri Oct 19 03:03:11 EDT 2007

On Friday 19 October 2007 16:05, Erez Zadok wrote:
> David,
> I'm testing unionfs on top of jffs2, using 2.6.24 as of linus's commit
> 4fa4d23fa20de67df919030c1216295664866ad7.  All of my unionfs tests pass
> when unionfs is stacked on top of jffs2, other than my truncate test --
> whic tries to truncate files up/down (through the union, which then is
> passed through to the lower jffs2 f/s).  The same truncate test passes on
> all other file systems I've tried unionfs/2.6.24 with, as well as all of
> the earlier kernels that unionfs runs on (2.6.9--2.6.23).  So I tend to
> think this bug is more probably due to something else going on in 2.6.24,
> possibly wrt jffs2/mtd.  (Of course, it's still possible that unionfs isn't
> doing something right -- any pointers?)
> The oops trace is included below.  Is this a known issue and if so, any
> fixes?  If this is the first you hear of this problem, let me know and I'll
> try to narrow it down further.

It's had quite a lot of recent changes in that area -- the "new aops"

They've been getting quite a bit of testing in -mm and no such problems,
but I doubt anyone was doing much unionfs over jffs2, or even much jffs2
testing with -mm.

The bug smells like jffs2 is actually passing back a "written" length
greater than the length we passed into it.

The following might show what's happening.
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