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    Subject[PATCH] ext4: fix racy use-after-free in ext4_end_io_dio()
    ext4_end_io_dio() queues io_end->work and then clears iocb->private;
    however, io_end->work completes the iocb by calling aio_complete(),
    which may happen before io_end->work clearing thus leading to

    Detected and tested with slab poisoning.

    Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <>
    Reported-by: Kent Overstreet <>
    Tested-by: Kent Overstreet <>
    I *think* this is the corret fix but am not too familiar with code
    path, so please proceed with caution.

    Thank you.

    fs/ext4/inode.c | 2 +-
    1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

    diff --git a/fs/ext4/inode.c b/fs/ext4/inode.c
    index 240f6e2..0f5583b 100644
    --- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
    +++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
    @@ -2806,8 +2806,8 @@ out:
    spin_unlock_irqrestore(&ei->i_completed_io_lock, flags);

    /* queue the work to convert unwritten extents to written */
    - queue_work(wq, &io_end->work);
    iocb->private = NULL;
    + queue_work(wq, &io_end->work);

    /* XXX: probably should move into the real I/O completion handler */

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