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From: "Alex Xu (Hello71)" <>
Subject: regression: data corruption with ext4 on LUKS on nvme with torvalds master
Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 13:54:39 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1620493841.bxdq8r5haw.none@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 1620493841.bxdq8r5haw.none.ref@localhost

Hi all,

Using torvalds master, I recently encountered data corruption on my ext4 
volume on LUKS on NVMe. Specifically, during heavy writes, the system 
partially hangs; SysRq-W shows that processes are blocked in the kernel 
on I/O. After forcibly rebooting, chunks of files are replaced with 
other, unrelated data. I'm not sure exactly what the data is; some of it 
is unknown binary data, but in at least one case, a list of file paths 
was inserted into a file, indicating that the data is misdirected after 

This issue appears to affect files receiving writes in the temporal 
vicinity of the hang, but affects both new and old data: for example, my 
shell history file was corrupted up to many months before.

The drive reports no SMART issues.

I believe this is a regression in the kernel related to something merged 
in the last few days, as it consistently occurs with my most recent 
kernel versions, but disappears when reverting to an older kernel.

I haven't investigated further, such as by bisecting. I hope this is 
sufficient information to give someone a lead on the issue, and if it is 
a bug, nail it down before anybody else loses data.


       reply	other threads:[~2021-05-08 17:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <1620493841.bxdq8r5haw.none.ref@localhost>
2021-05-08 17:54 ` Alex Xu (Hello71) [this message]
2021-05-09  2:29   ` regression: data corruption with ext4 on LUKS on nvme with torvalds master Alex Xu (Hello71)
2021-05-09  3:51     ` Jens Axboe
2021-05-09 14:47       ` Alex Xu (Hello71)
     [not found] <>
2021-05-13  9:42 ` Changheun Lee
2021-05-13 14:15   ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-05-13 15:59     ` Bart Van Assche
     [not found]       ` <>
2021-05-13 19:22         ` Mikulas Patocka
2021-05-13 21:18           ` Bart Van Assche
2021-05-14  9:43             ` Mikulas Patocka
2021-05-14  9:50           ` Mikulas Patocka
     [not found]             ` <>
2021-05-14 10:26               ` Changheun Lee
2021-07-09 20:45                 ` Samuel Mendoza-Jonas

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