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Re: [Cluster-devel] [PATCH GFS2] Fix kernel NULL pointer dereference by dlm_astd



Hi,

This really is in the -nmw tree this time. Sorry for the earlier
confusion. Thanks,

Steve.

On Thu, 2010-06-17 at 16:45 -0400, Bob Peterson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> This patch replaces the one I previously posted here.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bob Peterson
> Red Hat File Systems
> --
> commit 77ac19b0f0061396d0dc15f705ac4e0a574bd614
> Author: Bob Peterson <rpeterso redhat com>
> Date:   Thu Jun 17 15:38:32 2010 -0500
> 
>     GFS2: Fix kernel NULL pointer dereference by dlm_astd
>     
>     This patch fixes a problem in an error path when looking
>     up dinodes.  There are two sister-functions, gfs2_inode_lookup
>     and gfs2_process_unlinked_inode.  Both functions acquire and
>     hold the i_iopen glock for the dinode being looked up. The last
>     thing they try to do is hold the i_gl glock for the dinode.
>     If that glock fails for some reason, the error path was
>     incorrectly calling gfs2_glock_put for the i_iopen glock twice.
>     This resulted in the glock being prematurely freed.  The
>     "minimum hold time" usually kept the glock in memory, but the
>     lock interface to dlm (aka lock_dlm) freed its memory for the
>     glock.  In some circumstances, it would cause dlm's dlm_astd daemon
>     to try to call the bast function for the freed lock_dlm memory,
>     which resulted in a NULL pointer dereference.
>     
>     rhbz#604244
> 
> diff --git a/fs/gfs2/inode.c b/fs/gfs2/inode.c
> index 4a1f236..21f901f 100644
> --- a/fs/gfs2/inode.c
> +++ b/fs/gfs2/inode.c
> @@ -171,7 +171,7 @@ struct inode *gfs2_inode_lookup(struct super_block *sb,
>  {
>  	struct inode *inode;
>  	struct gfs2_inode *ip;
> -	struct gfs2_glock *io_gl;
> +	struct gfs2_glock *io_gl = NULL;
>  	int error;
>  
>  	inode = gfs2_iget(sb, no_addr);
> @@ -200,6 +200,7 @@ struct inode *gfs2_inode_lookup(struct super_block *sb,
>  		ip->i_iopen_gh.gh_gl->gl_object = ip;
>  
>  		gfs2_glock_put(io_gl);
> +		io_gl = NULL;
>  
>  		if ((type == DT_UNKNOWN) && (no_formal_ino == 0))
>  			goto gfs2_nfsbypass;
> @@ -230,7 +231,8 @@ gfs2_nfsbypass:
>  fail_glock:
>  	gfs2_glock_dq(&ip->i_iopen_gh);
>  fail_iopen:
> -	gfs2_glock_put(io_gl);
> +	if (io_gl)
> +		gfs2_glock_put(io_gl);
>  fail_put:
>  	if (inode->i_state & I_NEW)
>  		ip->i_gl->gl_object = NULL;
> @@ -258,7 +260,7 @@ void gfs2_process_unlinked_inode(struct super_block *sb, u64 no_addr)
>  {
>  	struct gfs2_sbd *sdp;
>  	struct gfs2_inode *ip;
> -	struct gfs2_glock *io_gl;
> +	struct gfs2_glock *io_gl = NULL;
>  	int error;
>  	struct gfs2_holder gh;
>  	struct inode *inode;
> @@ -295,6 +297,7 @@ void gfs2_process_unlinked_inode(struct super_block *sb, u64 no_addr)
>  
>  	ip->i_iopen_gh.gh_gl->gl_object = ip;
>  	gfs2_glock_put(io_gl);
> +	io_gl = NULL;
>  
>  	inode->i_mode = DT2IF(DT_UNKNOWN);
>  
> @@ -321,7 +324,8 @@ void gfs2_process_unlinked_inode(struct super_block *sb, u64 no_addr)
>  fail_glock:
>  	gfs2_glock_dq(&ip->i_iopen_gh);
>  fail_iopen:
> -	gfs2_glock_put(io_gl);
> +	if (io_gl)
> +		gfs2_glock_put(io_gl);
>  fail_put:
>  	ip->i_gl->gl_object = NULL;
>  	gfs2_glock_put(ip->i_gl);
> 



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