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dm snapshot: fix data corruption
This patch fixes a particular type of data corruption that has been encountered when loading a snapshot's metadata from disk. When we allocate a new chunk in persistent_prepare, we increment ps->next_free and we make sure that it doesn't point to a metadata area by further incrementing it if necessary. When we load metadata from disk on device activation, ps->next_free is positioned after the last used data chunk. However, if this last used data chunk is followed by a metadata area, ps->next_free is positioned erroneously to the metadata area. A newly-allocated chunk is placed at the same location as the metadata area, resulting in data or metadata corruption. This patch changes the code so that ps->next_free skips the metadata area when metadata are loaded in function read_exceptions. The patch also moves a piece of code from persistent_prepare_exception to a separate function skip_metadata to avoid code duplication. CVE-2013-4299 Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Cc: Mike Snitzer <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Alasdair G Kergon <email@example.com>
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