[PATCH 2/2] eCryptfs: Clear i_nlink in rmdir

Colin King colin.king at canonical.com
Fri Mar 2 17:08:33 UTC 2012

From: Tyler Hicks <tyhicks at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

eCryptfs wasn't clearing the eCryptfs inode's i_nlink after a successful
vfs_rmdir() on the lower directory. This resulted in the inode evict and
destroy paths to be missed.


Signed-off-by: Tyler Hicks <tyhicks at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king at canonical.com>
Cc: <stable at kernel.org>
 fs/ecryptfs/inode.c |    2 ++
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ecryptfs/inode.c b/fs/ecryptfs/inode.c
index 79ae6a7..4434e8f 100644
--- a/fs/ecryptfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ecryptfs/inode.c
@@ -575,6 +575,8 @@ static int ecryptfs_rmdir(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry)
 	rc = vfs_rmdir(lower_dir_dentry->d_inode, lower_dentry);
+	if (!rc && dentry->d_inode)
+		clear_nlink(dentry->d_inode);
 	fsstack_copy_attr_times(dir, lower_dir_dentry->d_inode);
 	dir->i_nlink = lower_dir_dentry->d_inode->i_nlink;

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