Thursday, July 16, 2009

First kernel patch

My real first kernel patch. I am quite exciting about it. Finally I got a Signed-off-by in the kernel commit log :)

Luckily enough, the patch got merged just before 2.6.30-rc3 was released.

commit ac046f1d6121ccdda6db66bd88acd52418f489b2
Author: Peng Tao
Date: Mon Jul 13 09:30:17 2009 -0400

ext4: fix null handler of ioctls in no journal mode

The EXT4_IOC_GROUP_ADD and EXT4_IOC_GROUP_EXTEND ioctls should not
flush the journal in no_journal mode. Otherwise, running resize2fs on
a mounted no_journal partition triggers the following error messages:

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000014
IP: [] _spin_lock+0x8/0x19
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0002 [#1] SMP

Signed-off-by: Peng Tao
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o"

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