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Subject[PATCH] fs/buffer.c: Fix data corruption when buffer write with IO error
When the buffer write failed, 'end_buffer_write_sync' and
'end_buffer_async_write' will clear the uptodate flag. But the
data in the buffer maybe newer than disk. In some case, this
will lead data corruption.

For example: ext4 flush metadata to disk failed, it will clear
the uptodate flag. when a new coming call want the buffer, it will
read it from the disk(because the buffer no uptodate flag). But
the journal not checkpoint now, it will read old data from disk.
If read successfully, ext4 will write the old data to the new
journal, the data will corruption.

So, don't clear the uptodate flag when write the buffer failed.

Signed-off-by: ZhangXiaoxu <>
fs/buffer.c | 2 --
1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/buffer.c b/fs/buffer.c
index ce35760..9fe1827 100644
--- a/fs/buffer.c
+++ b/fs/buffer.c
@@ -172,7 +172,6 @@ void end_buffer_write_sync(struct buffer_head *bh, int uptodate)
} else {
buffer_io_error(bh, ", lost sync page write");
- clear_buffer_uptodate(bh);
@@ -325,7 +324,6 @@ void end_buffer_async_write(struct buffer_head *bh, int uptodate)
} else {
buffer_io_error(bh, ", lost async page write");
- clear_buffer_uptodate(bh);

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