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BTRFS-related crashes, hangs and file system corruptions when using quotas

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5


A number of different situations causing system crashes, hangs and even file system corruptions have been observed when using BTRFS quotas or full file systems:
  • Server crash -
crash dump Livelock in start_delalloc_inodes()
  • Server freeze / hang
  • The root filesystem was mounted read-only after reboot and failed to mount as read/write -
BTRFS error (device xxxn): parent transid verify failed on
BTRFS critical (device xxxn): corrupt leaf


Maintenance updates resolving this issue have been released.

To check which kernel update needs to be applied, please execute

zypper lp -a --bugzilla=1182047

which returns something similar to:

linux15sp2:~ # zypper lp -a --bugzilla=1182047
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

The following matches in issue numbers have been found:

Issue    | No.     | Patch                                      | Category | Severity  | Interactive | Status  | Since      | Summary
bugzilla | 1182047 | SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2021-741 | security | important | reboot      | needed | - | Security update for the Linux Kernel

To install the required patch please use:

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2021-741

If multiple hits are returned please always apply the highest patch version.


The root cause was a specific kernel patch to handle qgroup space.


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  • Document ID:000019901
  • Creation Date: 16-Jun-2021
  • Modified Date:16-Jun-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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