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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix filp_cachep memory corruption
On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 04:18:58 +0900
"J. R. Okajima" <hooanon05@yahoo.co.jp> wrote:

>
> commit e1ddf5b0dd3e8234581c78c3cadd6e2adfe6e2d4
> Author: J. R. Okajima <hooanon05@yahoo.co.jp>
> Date: Thu Feb 3 03:38:12 2011 +0900
>
> fix filp_cachep memory corruption
>
> By the commit
> 31e6b01 2011-01-07 fs: rcu-walk for path lookup
> the condition "-ESTALE && !LOOKUP_REVAL" is added to "goto reval" in
> do_filp_open(), and it lookup again with LOOKUP_REVAL _after_
> release_open_intent(). Since release_open_intent() is called by
> do_last() and finish_open() too, add the same condition to all of them.
>
> Signed-off-by: J. R. Okajima <hooanon05@yahoo.co.jp>
>
> diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
> index 084be4d..1f62d6a 100644
> --- a/fs/namei.c
> +++ b/fs/namei.c
> @@ -2269,7 +2269,8 @@ static struct file *finish_open(struct nameidata *nd,
> return filp;
>
> exit:
> - if (!IS_ERR(nd->intent.open.file))
> + if (!(error == -ESTALE && !(nd->flags & LOOKUP_REVAL))
> + && !IS_ERR(nd->intent.open.file))
> release_open_intent(nd);
> path_put(&nd->path);
> return ERR_PTR(error);
> @@ -2393,7 +2394,8 @@ exit_mutex_unlock:
> exit_dput:
> path_put_conditional(path, nd);
> exit:
> - if (!IS_ERR(nd->intent.open.file))
> + if (!(error == -ESTALE && !(nd->flags & LOOKUP_REVAL))
> + && !IS_ERR(nd->intent.open.file))
> release_open_intent(nd);
> path_put(&nd->path);
> return ERR_PTR(error);
> @@ -2564,7 +2566,8 @@ exit_dput:
> out_path:
> path_put(&nd.path);
> out_filp:
> - if (!IS_ERR(nd.intent.open.file))
> + if (!(error == -ESTALE && !(flags & LOOKUP_REVAL))
> + && !IS_ERR(nd.intent.open.file))
> release_open_intent(&nd);
> filp = ERR_PTR(error);
> goto out;

The patch is pretty ugly. It would be much nicer if we had a
well-named and documented helper function to replace that repeated
open-coded test. Not just because the code looks better - a standalone
function is an opportunity to explain to readers what the code is
trying to do.


Anyway, as Nick appears to have done a dump-and-run on the kernel
project, I shall send your fix into Linus as-is. Perhaps you or Nick
could look into cleaning things up later on?



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