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* [PATCH] ext3: Fix hang on umount with quotas when journal is aborted
@ 2008-04-02  9:04 Jan Kara
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From: Jan Kara @ 2008-04-02  9:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Morton; +Cc: Payphone LIOU, linux-kernel, linux-ext4

Call dquot_drop() from ext3_dquot_drop() even if we fail to start a
transaction. Otherwise we never get to dropping references to
quota structures from the inode and umount will hang indefinitely.
Thanks to Payphone LIOU for spotting the problem.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <>
CC: Payphone LIOU <>

 fs/ext3/super.c |    8 +++++++-
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext3/super.c b/fs/ext3/super.c
index ad53606..77e9702 100644
--- a/fs/ext3/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext3/super.c
@@ -2639,8 +2639,14 @@ static int ext3_dquot_drop(struct inode *inode)
 	/* We may delete quota structure so we need to reserve enough blocks */
 	handle = ext3_journal_start(inode, 2*EXT3_QUOTA_DEL_BLOCKS(inode->i_sb));
-	if (IS_ERR(handle))
+	if (IS_ERR(handle)) {
+		/*
+		 * We call dquot_drop() anyway to at least release references
+		 * to quota structures so that umount does not hang.
+		 */
+		dquot_drop(inode);
 		return PTR_ERR(handle);
+	}
 	ret = dquot_drop(inode);
 	err = ext3_journal_stop(handle);
 	if (!ret)

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