Commit f83813a8 authored by Mikulas Patocka's avatar Mikulas Patocka Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

fs: make cont_expand_zero interruptible

commit c2ca0fcd202863b14bd041a7fece2e789926c225 upstream.

This patch makes it possible to kill a process looping in
cont_expand_zero. A process may spend a lot of time in this function, so
it is desirable to be able to kill it.

It happened to me that I wanted to copy a piece data from the disk to a
file. By mistake, I used the "seek" parameter to dd instead of "skip". Due
to the "seek" parameter, dd attempted to extend the file and became stuck
doing so - the only possibility was to reset the machine or wait many
hours until the filesystem runs out of space and cont_expand_zero fails.
We need this patch to be able to terminate the process.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMikulas Patocka <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent b6e03bbd
......@@ -2254,6 +2254,11 @@ static int cont_expand_zero(struct file *file, struct address_space *mapping,
err = 0;
if (unlikely(fatal_signal_pending(current))) {
err = -EINTR;
goto out;
/* page covers the boundary, find the boundary offset */
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