Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 185459
kernel dm snapshots: fix invalidation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:24 EST
When a snapshot becomes invalid, s->valid is set to 0. In this state, a
snapshot can no longer be accessed.
When s->lock is acquired, before doing anything else, s->valid must be checked
to ensure the snapshot remains valid.
This patch eliminates some races (that may cause panics) by adding some
missing checks. At the same time, some unnecessary levels of indentation are
removed and snapshot invalidation is moved into a single function that always
generates a device-mapper event.
committed in stream u4 build 34.9. A test kernel with this patch is available
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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