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Subject[04/70] cifs: always do is_path_accessible check in cifs_mount
2.6.38-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Jeff Layton <>

commit 70945643722ffeac779d2529a348f99567fa5c33 upstream.

Currently, we skip doing the is_path_accessible check in cifs_mount if
there is no prefixpath. I have a report of at least one server however
that allows a TREE_CONNECT to a share that has a DFS referral at its
root. The reporter in this case was using a UNC that had no prefixpath,
so the is_path_accessible check was not triggered and the box later hit
a BUG() because we were chasing a DFS referral on the root dentry for
the mount.

This patch fixes this by removing the check for a zero-length
prefixpath. That should make the is_path_accessible check be done in
this situation and should allow the client to chase the DFS referral at
mount time instead.

Reported-and-Tested-by: Yogesh Sharma <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <>
Signed-off-by: Steve French <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

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

--- a/fs/cifs/connect.c
+++ b/fs/cifs/connect.c
@@ -2826,7 +2826,7 @@ try_mount_again:

/* check if a whole path (including prepath) is not remote */
- if (!rc && cifs_sb->prepathlen && tcon) {
+ if (!rc && tcon) {
/* build_path_to_root works only when we have a valid tcon */
full_path = cifs_build_path_to_root(cifs_sb, tcon);
if (full_path == NULL) {

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