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Subject[17/18] jffs2: Fix long-standing bug with symlink garbage collection.
2.6.27-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>
commit 2e16cfca6e17ae37ae21feca080a6f2eca9087dc upstream.

Ever since jffs2_garbage_collect_metadata() was first half-written in
February 2001, it's been broken on architectures where 'char' is signed.
When garbage collecting a symlink with target length above 127, the payload
length would end up negative, causing interesting and bad things to happen.

Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
fs/jffs2/gc.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
--- a/fs/jffs2/gc.c
+++ b/fs/jffs2/gc.c
@@ -700,7 +700,8 @@ static int jffs2_garbage_collect_metadat
struct jffs2_raw_inode ri;
struct jffs2_node_frag *last_frag;
union jffs2_device_node dev;
- char *mdata = NULL, mdatalen = 0;
+ char *mdata = NULL;
+ int mdatalen = 0;
uint32_t alloclen, ilen;
int ret;




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