Commit 83a50de9 authored by Chris Mason's avatar Chris Mason
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Btrfs: prevent RAID level downgrades when space is low

The extent allocator has code that allows us to fill
allocations from any available block group, even if it doesn't
match the raid level we've requested.

This was put in because adding a new drive to a filesystem
made with the default mkfs options actually upgrades the metadata from
single spindle dup to full RAID1.

But, the code also allows us to allocate from a raid0 chunk when we
really want a raid1 or raid10 chunk.  This can cause big trouble because
mkfs creates a small (4MB) raid0 chunk for data and metadata which then
goes unused for raid1/raid10 installs.

The allocator will happily wander in and allocate from that chunk when
things get tight, which is not correct.

The fix here is to make sure that we provide duplication when the
caller has asked for it.  It does all the dups to be any raid level,
which preserves the dup->raid1 upgrade abilities.
Signed-off-by: default avatarChris Mason <>
parent cd02dca5
......@@ -4943,6 +4943,25 @@ search:
search_start = block_group->key.objectid;
* this can happen if we end up cycling through all the
* raid types, but we want to make sure we only allocate
* for the proper type.
if (!block_group_bits(block_group, data)) {
* if they asked for extra copies and this block group
* doesn't provide them, bail. This does allow us to
* fill raid0 from raid1.
if ((data & extra) && !(block_group->flags & extra))
goto loop;
if (unlikely(block_group->cached == BTRFS_CACHE_NO)) {
u64 free_percent;
......@@ -8273,7 +8292,6 @@ int btrfs_read_block_groups(struct btrfs_root *root)
if (ret != 0)
goto error;
leaf = path->nodes[0];
btrfs_item_key_to_cpu(leaf, &found_key, path->slots[0]);
cache = kzalloc(sizeof(*cache), GFP_NOFS);
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