[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "reiserfs: Fix warning and inode leak when deleting inode with" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Fri Apr 5 17:22:08 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    reiserfs: Fix warning and inode leak when deleting inode with

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

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>From 2e2c53d1574c16c91d31d50ad28b72f4b8038d05 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jan Kara <jack at suse.cz>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:39:16 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] reiserfs: Fix warning and inode leak when deleting inode with

commit 35e5cbc0af240778e61113286c019837e06aeec6 upstream.

After commit 21d8a15a (lookup_one_len: don't accept . and ..) reiserfs
started failing to delete xattrs from inode. This was due to a buggy
test for '.' and '..' in fill_with_dentries() which resulted in passing
'.' and '..' entries to lookup_one_len() in some cases. That returned
error and so we failed to iterate over all xattrs of and inode.

Fix the test in fill_with_dentries() along the lines of the one in

Reported-by: Pawel Zawora <pzawora at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack at suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 fs/reiserfs/xattr.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c b/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
index 46fc1c2..048d990 100644
--- a/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
@@ -187,8 +187,8 @@ fill_with_dentries(void *buf, const char *name, int namelen, loff_t offset,
 	if (dbuf->count == ARRAY_SIZE(dbuf->dentries))
 		return -ENOSPC;

-	if (name[0] == '.' && (name[1] == '\0' ||
-			       (name[1] == '.' && name[2] == '\0')))
+	if (name[0] == '.' && (namelen < 2 ||
+			       (namelen == 2 && name[1] == '.')))
 		return 0;

 	dentry = lookup_one_len(name, dbuf->xadir, namelen);

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