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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] vfs: avoid dereferencing pointers in iterate_supers callbacks
On Thu 17-05-18 17:54:20, Jeff Layton wrote:
> From: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>
>
> All of the callback functions for iterate_supers either ignore the
> opaque argument, or dereference the pointer only to fetch the int
> to which it points.
>
> Change quota_sync_one to just cast the int from the pointer,
> and change sync_fs_one_sb to just use a NULL/non-NULL pointer as a
> flag.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>

As much as I have a feeling "why do we bother", the patch looks correct :).
So feel free to add:

Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>

Honza

> ---
> fs/quota/quota.c | 4 ++--
> fs/sync.c | 20 +++++++++++---------
> 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
>
> v3: reinstate wait/nowait variables for clarity
>
> diff --git a/fs/quota/quota.c b/fs/quota/quota.c
> index 860bfbe7a07a..8dc76d5f87c7 100644
> --- a/fs/quota/quota.c
> +++ b/fs/quota/quota.c
> @@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ static int check_quotactl_permission(struct super_block *sb, int type, int cmd,
>
> static void quota_sync_one(struct super_block *sb, void *arg)
> {
> - int type = *(int *)arg;
> + int type = (unsigned long)arg;
>
> if (sb->s_qcop && sb->s_qcop->quota_sync &&
> (sb->s_quota_types & (1 << type)))
> @@ -63,7 +63,7 @@ static int quota_sync_all(int type)
> return -EINVAL;
> ret = security_quotactl(Q_SYNC, type, 0, NULL);
> if (!ret)
> - iterate_supers(quota_sync_one, &type);
> + iterate_supers(quota_sync_one, (void *)((unsigned long)type));
> return ret;
> }
>
> diff --git a/fs/sync.c b/fs/sync.c
> index b54e0541ad89..a863cd2490ce 100644
> --- a/fs/sync.c
> +++ b/fs/sync.c
> @@ -76,8 +76,10 @@ static void sync_inodes_one_sb(struct super_block *sb, void *arg)
>
> static void sync_fs_one_sb(struct super_block *sb, void *arg)
> {
> + int wait = arg ? 1 : 0;
> +
> if (!sb_rdonly(sb) && sb->s_op->sync_fs)
> - sb->s_op->sync_fs(sb, *(int *)arg);
> + sb->s_op->sync_fs(sb, wait);
> }
>
> static void fdatawrite_one_bdev(struct block_device *bdev, void *arg)
> @@ -107,12 +109,12 @@ static void fdatawait_one_bdev(struct block_device *bdev, void *arg)
> */
> void ksys_sync(void)
> {
> - int nowait = 0, wait = 1;
> + void *nowait = NULL, *wait = (void *)1UL;
>
> wakeup_flusher_threads(WB_REASON_SYNC);
> iterate_supers(sync_inodes_one_sb, NULL);
> - iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, &nowait);
> - iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, &wait);
> + iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, nowait);
> + iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, wait);
> iterate_bdevs(fdatawrite_one_bdev, NULL);
> iterate_bdevs(fdatawait_one_bdev, NULL);
> if (unlikely(laptop_mode))
> @@ -127,17 +129,17 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE0(sync)
>
> static void do_sync_work(struct work_struct *work)
> {
> - int nowait = 0;
> + void *nowait = NULL;
>
> /*
> * Sync twice to reduce the possibility we skipped some inodes / pages
> * because they were temporarily locked
> */
> - iterate_supers(sync_inodes_one_sb, &nowait);
> - iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, &nowait);
> + iterate_supers(sync_inodes_one_sb, NULL);
> + iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, nowait);
> iterate_bdevs(fdatawrite_one_bdev, NULL);
> - iterate_supers(sync_inodes_one_sb, &nowait);
> - iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, &nowait);
> + iterate_supers(sync_inodes_one_sb, NULL);
> + iterate_supers(sync_fs_one_sb, nowait);
> iterate_bdevs(fdatawrite_one_bdev, NULL);
> printk("Emergency Sync complete\n");
> kfree(work);
> --
> 2.17.0
>
>
--
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

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