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Subject[ 23/46] ext4: avoid kmemcheck complaint from reading uninitialized memory
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From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

3.5-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>

commit 7e731bc9a12339f344cddf82166b82633d99dd86 upstream.

Commit 03179fe923 introduced a kmemcheck complaint in
ext4_da_get_block_prep() because we save and restore
ei->i_da_metadata_calc_last_lblock even though it is left
uninitialized in the case where i_da_metadata_calc_len is zero.

This doesn't hurt anything, but silencing the kmemcheck complaint
makes it easier for people to find real bugs.

Addresses https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45631
(which is marked as a regression).

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
fs/ext4/super.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -976,6 +976,7 @@ static struct inode *ext4_alloc_inode(st
ei->i_reserved_meta_blocks = 0;
ei->i_allocated_meta_blocks = 0;
ei->i_da_metadata_calc_len = 0;
+ ei->i_da_metadata_calc_last_lblock = 0;
spin_lock_init(&(ei->i_block_reservation_lock));
#ifdef CONFIG_QUOTA
ei->i_reserved_quota = 0;



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