[RFC] ext4: increase the protection of drop nlink and ext4 inode destroy
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zhangyi (F) Jan. 5, 2017, 7:24 a.m. UTC
On 2017/1/5 7:35, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> 
> So how exactly how did we get into this state?  When we read the inode
> into memory, if i_nlink is zero, we declare the file system as
> corrupted immediately.
> 
> So I assume this is happening the on-disk i_links_count (which is read
> into inode->i_nlink) was too low.  So I think the way we should be
> handling this is in unlink and rename, before we let i_nlink drop to
> zero, we need to check to see if there are other dcache entries
> pointing at the inode.  If so, we need to call ext4_error(), and in
> the errors=continue case, return EFSCORRUPTED (aka EUCLEAN).
> 


Because the filesystem have many errors, and the reason of i_nlink becomes zero is unknown,
the on-disk i_links_count was too low may be one reason.  I think we can add i_nlink check in
ext4_rename just like ext4_unlink did, it can avoid inversion under any case.





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Darrick J. Wong Jan. 5, 2017, 5:38 p.m. UTC | #1
On Thu, Jan 05, 2017 at 03:24:14PM +0800, zhangyi (F) wrote:
> 
> On 2017/1/5 7:35, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > 
> > So how exactly how did we get into this state?  When we read the inode
> > into memory, if i_nlink is zero, we declare the file system as
> > corrupted immediately.
> > 
> > So I assume this is happening the on-disk i_links_count (which is read
> > into inode->i_nlink) was too low.  So I think the way we should be
> > handling this is in unlink and rename, before we let i_nlink drop to

D'oh, /me failed to notice the patch was against fs/inode.c, not
fs/ext4/inode.c.  Sorry for the noise.

> > zero, we need to check to see if there are other dcache entries
> > pointing at the inode.  If so, we need to call ext4_error(), and in
> > the errors=continue case, return EFSCORRUPTED (aka EUCLEAN).
> > 
> 
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/namei.c b/fs/ext4/namei.c
> --- a/fs/ext4/namei.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/namei.c
> @@ -3662,6 +3662,11 @@ static int ext4_rename(struct inode *old_dir, struct dentry *old_dentry,
>         }
> 
>         if (new.inode) {
> +               if (new.inode->i_nlink == 0) {
> +                       ext4_warning_inode(new.inode, "Removing file '%.*s' with no links",
> +                                      new.dentry->d_name.len, new.dentry->d_name.name);
> +                       set_nlink(new.inode, 1);

Not sure we need to dump the dentry d_name, but I guess it can't hurt.

> +               }
>                 ext4_dec_count(handle, new.inode);
>                 new.inode->i_ctime = ext4_current_time(new.inode);
>         }
> 
> Because the filesystem have many errors, and the reason of i_nlink becomes
> zero is unknown, the on-disk i_links_count was too low may be one reason.  I
> think we can add i_nlink check in ext4_rename just like ext4_unlink did, it
> can avoid inversion under any case.

Er... yes, you could add the same hunk to ext4_unlink.

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Patch
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diff --git a/fs/ext4/namei.c b/fs/ext4/namei.c
--- a/fs/ext4/namei.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/namei.c
@@ -3662,6 +3662,11 @@  static int ext4_rename(struct inode *old_dir, struct dentry *old_dentry,
        }

        if (new.inode) {
+               if (new.inode->i_nlink == 0) {
+                       ext4_warning_inode(new.inode, "Removing file '%.*s' with no links",
+                                      new.dentry->d_name.len, new.dentry->d_name.name);
+                       set_nlink(new.inode, 1);
+               }
                ext4_dec_count(handle, new.inode);
                new.inode->i_ctime = ext4_current_time(new.inode);
        }