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SubjectRe: [PATCH] xfs: fix possible NULL dereference
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2013/10/23 Ben Myers <bpm@sgi.com>:
> Hey Geyslan,
>
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 08:58:51AM -0200, Geyslan Gregório Bem wrote:
>> - Regarding the "possible new patch" subject, I humbly pass the ball to you.
>>
>> Thank you for the attention.
>
> Thank you for the patch. I would really prefer to commit this showing
> authorship from you, rather than a Reported-by. Can I mark you down?
>
> Regards,
> Ben
>
Thank you, Ben. Sure, you can mark me.

> ---
>
> xfs: fix possible NULL dereference in xlog_verify_iclog
>
> In xlog_verify_iclog a debug check of the incore log buffers prints an
> error if icptr is null and then goes on to dereference the pointer
> regardless. Convert this to an assert so that the intention is clear.
> This was reported by Coverty.
>
> Reported-by: Geyslan G. Bem <geyslan@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Ben Myers <bpm@sgi.com>
> ---
> fs/xfs/xfs_log.c | 8 +++-----
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> Index: b/fs/xfs/xfs_log.c
> ===================================================================
> --- a/fs/xfs/xfs_log.c 2013-10-23 14:52:47.875216875 -0500
> +++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_log.c 2013-10-23 14:53:53.775245830 -0500
> @@ -3714,11 +3714,9 @@ xlog_verify_iclog(
> /* check validity of iclog pointers */
> spin_lock(&log->l_icloglock);
> icptr = log->l_iclog;
> - for (i=0; i < log->l_iclog_bufs; i++) {
> - if (icptr == NULL)
> - xfs_emerg(log->l_mp, "%s: invalid ptr", __func__);
> - icptr = icptr->ic_next;
> - }
> + for (i=0; i < log->l_iclog_bufs; i++, icptr = icptr->ic_next)
> + ASSERT(icptr);
> +
> if (icptr != log->l_iclog)
> xfs_emerg(log->l_mp, "%s: corrupt iclog ring", __func__);
> spin_unlock(&log->l_icloglock);
>

--
Regards,

Geyslan G. Bem
hackingbits.com
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