jbd: fix race in buffer processing in commit code
In commit code, we scan buffers attached to a transaction. During this
scan, we sometimes have to drop j_list_lock and then we recheck whether
the journal buffer head didn't get freed by journal_try_to_free_buffers().
But checking for buffer_jbd(bh) isn't enough because a new journal head
could get attached to our buffer head. So add a check whether the journal
head remained the same and whether it's still at the same transaction and
This is a nasty bug and can cause problems like memory corruption (use after
free) or trigger various assertions in JBD code (observed).
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
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