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Subject[PATCH 2/2] xfs: validate bdev support for DAX inode flag
Currently only the blocksize is checked, but we should really be calling
bdev_dax_supported() which also tests to make sure we can get a
struct dax_device and that the dax_direct_access() path is working.

This is the same check that we do for the "-o dax" mount option in

This does not fix the race issues that caused the XFS DAX inode option to
be disabled, so that option will still be disabled. If/when we re-enable
it, though, I think we will want this issue to have been fixed. I also do
think that we want to fix this in stable kernels.

Signed-off-by: Ross Zwisler <>
fs/xfs/xfs_ioctl.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_ioctl.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_ioctl.c
index 26faeb9..0433aef 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_ioctl.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_ioctl.c
@@ -1088,6 +1088,7 @@ xfs_ioctl_setattr_dax_invalidate(
int *join_flags)
struct inode *inode = VFS_I(ip);
+ struct super_block *sb = inode->i_sb;
int error;

*join_flags = 0;
@@ -1100,7 +1101,7 @@ xfs_ioctl_setattr_dax_invalidate(
if (fa->fsx_xflags & FS_XFLAG_DAX) {
if (!(S_ISREG(inode->i_mode) || S_ISDIR(inode->i_mode)))
return -EINVAL;
- if (ip->i_mount->m_sb.sb_blocksize != PAGE_SIZE)
+ if (bdev_dax_supported(sb, sb->s_blocksize) < 0)
return -EINVAL;

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