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Subject[PATCH 29/51] [GFS2] panic after can't parse mount arguments
From: Abhijith Das <>

When you try to mount gfs2 with -o garbage, the mount fails and the gfs2
superblock is deallocated and becomes NULL. The vfs comes around later
on and calls gfs2_kill_sb. At this point the hidden gfs2 superblock
pointer (sb->s_fs_info) is NULL and dereferencing it through
gfs2_meta_syncfs causes the panic. (the other function call to
gfs2_delete_debugfs_file() succeeds because this function already checks
for a NULL pointer)

Signed-off-by: Abhijith Das <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Whitehouse <>

diff --git a/fs/gfs2/ops_fstype.c b/fs/gfs2/ops_fstype.c
index 9e0e9be..314c113 100644
--- a/fs/gfs2/ops_fstype.c
+++ b/fs/gfs2/ops_fstype.c
@@ -887,8 +887,10 @@ error:

static void gfs2_kill_sb(struct super_block *sb)
- gfs2_delete_debugfs_file(sb->s_fs_info);
- gfs2_meta_syncfs(sb->s_fs_info);
+ if (sb->s_fs_info) {
+ gfs2_delete_debugfs_file(sb->s_fs_info);
+ gfs2_meta_syncfs(sb->s_fs_info);
+ }

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