nilfs2: fix nilfs_sufile_mark_dirty() not set segment usage as dirty

When extending segments, nilfs_sufile_alloc() is called to get an
unassigned segment, then mark it as dirty to avoid accidentally allocating
the same segment in the future.

But for some special cases such as a corrupted image it can be unreliable.
If such corruption of the dirty state of the segment occurs, nilfs2 may
reallocate a segment that is in use and pick the same segment for writing
twice at the same time.

This will cause the problem reported by syzkaller:

This case started with segbuf1.segnum = 3, nextnum = 4 when constructed. 
It supposed segment 4 has already been allocated and marked as dirty.

However the dirty state was corrupted and segment 4 usage was not dirty. 
For the first time nilfs_segctor_extend_segments() segment 4 was allocated
again, which made segbuf2 and next segbuf3 had same segment 4.

sb_getblk() will get same bh for segbuf2 and segbuf3, and this bh is added
to both buffer lists of two segbuf.  It makes the lists broken which
causes NULL pointer dereference.

Fix the problem by setting usage as dirty every time in
nilfs_sufile_mark_dirty(), which is called during constructing current
segment to be written out and before allocating next segment.

[ add lock protection per Ryusuke]
Fixes: 9ff05123e3bf ("nilfs2: segment constructor")
Signed-off-by: Chen Zhongjin <>
Reported-by: <>
Reported-by: Liu Shixin <>
Acked-by: Ryusuke Konishi <>
Tested-by: Ryusuke Konishi <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
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