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SubjectRe: [PATCH] md: fix two problems with setting the "re-add" device state.
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On 04/25/2018 11:46 PM, NeilBrown wrote:
>
> If "re-add" is written to the "state" file for a device
> which is faulty, this has an effect similar to removing
> and re-adding the device. It should take up the
> same slot in the array that it previously had, and
> an accelerated (e.g. bitmap-based) rebuild should happen.
>
> The slot that "it previously had" is determined by
> rdev->saved_raid_disk.
> However this is not set when a device fails (only when a device
> is added), and it is cleared when resync completes.
> This means that "re-add" will normally work once, but may not work a
> second time.
>
> This patch includes two fixes.
> 1/ when a device fails, record the ->raid_disk value in
> ->saved_raid_disk before clearing ->raid_disk
> 2/ when "re-add" is written to a device for which
> ->saved_raid_disk is not set, fail.
>
> I think this is suitable for stable as it can
> cause re-adding a device to be forced to do a full
> resync which takes a lot longer and so puts data at
> more risk.
>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> (v4.1)
> Fixes: 97f6cd39da22 ("md-cluster: re-add capabilities")
> Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.com>
> ---
> drivers/md/md.c | 4 +++-
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/md/md.c b/drivers/md/md.c
> index 3bea45e8ccff..ecd4235c6e30 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/md.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/md.c
> @@ -2853,7 +2853,8 @@ state_store(struct md_rdev *rdev, const char *buf, size_t len)
> err = 0;
> }
> } else if (cmd_match(buf, "re-add")) {
> - if (test_bit(Faulty, &rdev->flags) && (rdev->raid_disk == -1)) {
> + if (test_bit(Faulty, &rdev->flags) && (rdev->raid_disk == -1) &&
> + rdev->saved_raid_disk >= 0) {
> /* clear_bit is performed _after_ all the devices
> * have their local Faulty bit cleared. If any writes
> * happen in the meantime in the local node, they
> @@ -8641,6 +8642,7 @@ static int remove_and_add_spares(struct mddev *mddev,
> if (mddev->pers->hot_remove_disk(
> mddev, rdev) == 0) {
> sysfs_unlink_rdev(mddev, rdev);
> + rdev->saved_raid_disk = rdev->raid_disk;
> rdev->raid_disk = -1;
> removed++;
> }
>

Performing a partial resync as opposed to full resync is always better
and less time consuming. Thanks!

Reviewed-by: Goldwyn Rodrigues <rgoldwyn@suse.com>

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Goldwyn

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