Bug 893904 - xfs_repair segfaults when using ag_stride option.
Summary: xfs_repair segfaults when using ag_stride option.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xfsprogs
Version: 6.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Eric Sandeen
QA Contact: Boris Ranto
Depends On:
Blocks: 1020438
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-01-10 07:49 UTC by Steven Haigh
Modified: 2018-12-04 14:56 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: xfsprogs-3.1.1-11.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 1020438 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-11-21 21:19:21 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2013:1657 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE xfsprogs bug fix update 2013-11-20 21:53:13 UTC

Description Steven Haigh 2013-01-10 07:49:35 UTC
Description of problem:
When running xfs_repair with the ag_stride option to attempt to speed up the repair, part way through Phase 2, we receive a segfault.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@zeus ~]# rpm -qa | grep xfs
[root@zeus ~]#

Steps to Reproduce:
[root@zeus ~]# xfs_repair -o bhash=16384 -o ihash=16384 -o ag_stride=16 -t 60 /dev/xvdb
Phase 1 - find and verify superblock...
        - reporting progress in intervals of 1 minute
Phase 2 - using internal log
        - zero log...
XFS: totally zeroed log
Segmentation fault
[root@zeus ~]#

Additional info:
The latest version of xfsprogs (3.1.8) are known to fix this problem.


Updating xfsprogs would probably fix a whole lot of issues, as well as increase performance of actual repairs.

Comment 2 Eric Sandeen 2013-01-10 15:33:50 UTC
commit 356357a446424c54851608bb7cebce6cead14590
Author: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Date:   Fri Mar 2 08:35:08 2012 +0000

    repair: fix incorrect use of thread local data in dir and attr code
    The attribute and dirv1 code use pthread thread local data incorrectly in
    a few places, which will make them fail in horrible ways when using the
    ag_stride options.
    Replace the use of thread local data with simple local allocations given
    that there is no needed to micro-optimize these allocations as much
    as e.g. the extent map.  The added benefit is that we have to allocate
    less memory, and can free it quickly.
    Reviewed-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
    Reported-by: Tom Crane <T.Crane@rhul.ac.uk>
    Tested-by: Tom Crane <T.Crane@rhul.ac.uk>
    Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>

Comment 3 RHEL Program Management 2013-01-14 06:48:22 UTC
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if still desired, for consideration in
the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 21 errata-xmlrpc 2013-11-21 21:19:21 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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