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    Subject[CHECKER] warning in 2.4.19/fs/ext2/dir.c:ext2_empty_dir where a non-empty dir may be wrongly deleted

    The bug reported in this messaage appears to cause a non-empty directory
    to be wrongly deleted by sys_rmdir.


    [BUG] A non-empty dir may be deleted by sys_rmdir. This is because
    ext2_empty_dir returns 1 either the dir is empty or ext2_get_page

    Detailed explanation:

    sys_rmdir will call ext2_rmdir to remove a dir in an EXT2

    (1) ext2_rmdir first invokes ext2_empty_dir to see if the target dir is

    (2) ext2_empty_dir will do a simple lookup on the target dir, trying to
    find a dir entry which is not "." or "..". It calls ext2_get_page to
    grab the pages that contain the dir entries for the target.

    (3) ext2_get_page calls read_cache_page to fetch each dir page. If the
    page to fetch is not in the page cache, and new page allocatin fails,
    read_cache_page will return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM).

    (4) ext2_empty_dir see an error return from ext2_get_page. It'll skip
    this page. If the dir has only 1 page, ext2_empty_dir will return 1,
    falsely indicating the target dir is empty.

    (5) ext2_rmdir calls ext2_unlink to remove the dir since ext2_empty_dir
    returns 1.

    In short, if ext2_get_page fails at step (3), a non-empty dir may be
    deleleted when read_cache_page fails.

    ERROR: Filesystem images differ before and after a failed system call (sys_rmdir("1")) when read_cache_page failed at 'dir.c:ext2_get_page:154 dir.c:ext2_empty_dir:557 namei.c:ext2_rmdir:251 '
    ============ Filesystem Image Before System Call ===================
    0 files, 2 dirs, 3 nodes
    ============= Filesystem Image After System Call ===================
    0 files, 0 dirs, 1 nodes

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