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SubjectNULL pointer dereference in __mark_inode_dirty
Hello,
I had an oops today while copying files from external USB hdd,
because of NULL pointer dereference in __mark_inode_dirty.

Stack trace looks similar to this one:
__mark_inode_dirty
touch_atime
generic_file_aio_read
vfs_read


The problem is that, at the same time something similiar
to this happens
sb->s_bdi = NULL
bdi_prune_sb
bdi_unregister
del_gendisk
sd_remove

due to
[ 2595.650474] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 34
[ 2595.735409] usb 2-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1058, idProduct=0704
[ 2595.735419] usb 2-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 2595.735427] usb 2-1.2: Product: External HDD
[ 2595.735434] usb 2-1.2: Manufacturer: Western Digital
[ 2595.735440] usb 2-1.2: SerialNumber: 575845363038453236303437
[ 2595.738574] usb-storage 2-1.2:1.0: Quirks match for vid 1058 pid 0704: 8000
[ 2595.738678] scsi34 : usb-storage 2-1.2:1.0
[ 2596.735886] scsi 34:0:0:0: Direct-Access WD 3200BMV External 1.05 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
[ 2596.738702] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] 625142448 512-byte logical blocks: (320 GB/298 GiB)
[ 2596.739695] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 2596.739700] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 21 00 00 00
[ 2596.739704] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 2596.742589] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 2596.788526] sdb: sdb1
[ 2596.791876] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 2596.791886] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[ 2602.946272] FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems, filesystem will be case sensitive!
[ 2614.887119] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 34
[ 2614.890093] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Unhandled error code
[ 2614.890101] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_NO_CONNECT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
[ 2614.890112] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 02 49 27 eb 00 00 10 00
[ 2614.890144] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 38348779
[ 2614.890210] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Unhandled error code
[ 2614.890216] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: hostbyte=DID_NO_CONNECT driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
[ 2614.890225] sd 34:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 02 49 27 fb 00 00 f0 00
[ 2614.890256] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 38348795
[ 2614.891577] FAT: FAT read failed (blocknr 5025)
[ 2614.891744] FAT: FAT read failed (blocknr 5037)
[ 2614.893203] FAT: FAT read failed (blocknr 66)
[ 2614.893451] FAT: FAT read failed (blocknr 28135)
[ 2614.894942] FAT: FAT read failed (blocknr 32)


Later in __mark_inode_dirty
bdi = inode_to_bdi(inode)

call returns NULL. And the result is Oops.

Below is the first `solution' that I came up with. Yet I don't
think it's proper.

---

fs/fs-writeback.c | 3 +++
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
index 3d06ccc..0b0e79c 100644
--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -987,6 +987,9 @@ void __mark_inode_dirty(struct inode *inode, int flags)
if (!was_dirty) {
bdi = inode_to_bdi(inode);

+ if (bdi == NULL)
+ goto out;
+
if (bdi_cap_writeback_dirty(bdi)) {
WARN(!test_bit(BDI_registered, &bdi->state),
"bdi-%s not registered\n", bdi->name);

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