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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ext3: htree entry integrity checking
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    Andreas Dilger wrote:
    > On Nov 16, 2006 11:50 -0500, Jeff Mahoney wrote:
    >> Currently, if a corrupted directory entry with rec_len=0 is encountered,
    >> we still trust that the data is valid. This can cause an infinite loop
    >> in htree_dirblock_to_tree() since the iteration loop will never make any
    >> progress.
    >
    > Actually, I think Eric Sandeen was working on similar fixes already, and
    > instead of doing a per-item check each time we look at the entry it does
    > a full-block check the first time it is read (as ext2 does).
    >
    >> This fixes the problem described at:
    >> http://projects.info-pull.com/mokb/MOKB-10-11-2006.html
    >
    > Would also be good to CC linux-ext4, where the ext3 maintainers live.

    Ok, thanks. If that's already in -mm, I'll use that one.

    - -Jeff

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    Jeff Mahoney
    SUSE Labs
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