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SubjectRe: [Ocfs2-devel] [PATCH 2/2] ocfs2: Fix d_splice_alias() return code checking
Am 21.10.2014 um 01:12 schrieb Andrew Morton:
> On Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:39:44 +0200 Richard Weinberger <> wrote:
>> d_splice_alias() can return a valid dentry, NULL or an ERR_PTR.
>> Currently the code checks not for ERR_PTR and my oops in
>> ocfs2_dentry_attach_lock().
> It's unclear what the second sentence is trying to tell us. The patch
> fixes an oops? If so, a copy of the trace would be useful, as would an
> explanation of why it occurred. If not, I'm all confused.

ocfs2_dentry_attach_lock() derefs the dentry pointer.
If d_splice_alias() returns ERR_PTR(-EIO) it will oops.


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