Patchwork fix wrong iput on d_inode introduced by e6bc45d65d

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Submitter Török Edwin
Date June 15, 2011, 9:06 p.m.
Message ID <1308171974-7323-1-git-send-email-edwintorok@gmail.com>
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Török Edwin - June 15, 2011, 9:06 p.m.
Git bisection shows that commit e6bc45d65df8599fdbae73be9cec4ceed274db53 causes
BUG_ONs under high I/O load:

kernel BUG at fs/inode.c:1368!
[ 2862.501007] Call Trace:
[ 2862.501007]  [<ffffffff811691d8>] d_kill+0xf8/0x140
[ 2862.501007]  [<ffffffff81169c19>] dput+0xc9/0x190
[ 2862.501007]  [<ffffffff8115577f>] fput+0x15f/0x210
[ 2862.501007]  [<ffffffff81152171>] filp_close+0x61/0x90
[ 2862.501007]  [<ffffffff81152251>] sys_close+0xb1/0x110
[ 2862.501007]  [<ffffffff814c14fb>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

A reliable way to reproduce this bug is:
Login to KDE, run 'rsnapshot sync', and apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk,
and apt-get remove openjdk-6-jdk.

The buggy part of the patch is this:
	struct inode *inode = NULL;
.....
-               if (nd.last.name[nd.last.len])
-                       goto slashes;
                inode = dentry->d_inode;
-               if (inode)
-                       ihold(inode);
+               if (nd.last.name[nd.last.len] || !inode)
+                       goto slashes;
+               ihold(inode)
...
	if (inode)
		iput(inode);	/* truncate the inode here */

If nd.last.name[nd.last.len] is nonzero (and thus goto slashes branch is taken),
and dentry->d_inode is non-NULL, then this code now does an additional iput on
the inode, which is wrong.

Fix this by only setting the inode variable if nd.last.name[nd.last.len] is 0.

Reference: https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/6/15/50
Reported-by: Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at>
Reported-by: Török Edwin <edwintorok@gmail.com>
Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Török Edwin <edwintorok@gmail.com>
---
 fs/namei.c |    4 +++-
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
index 9802345..6301963 100644
--- a/fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/namei.c
@@ -2713,8 +2713,10 @@  static long do_unlinkat(int dfd, const char __user *pathname)
 	error = PTR_ERR(dentry);
 	if (!IS_ERR(dentry)) {
 		/* Why not before? Because we want correct error value */
+		if (nd.last.name[nd.last.len])
+			goto slashes;
 		inode = dentry->d_inode;
-		if (nd.last.name[nd.last.len] || !inode)
+		if (!inode)
 			goto slashes;
 		ihold(inode);
 		error = mnt_want_write(nd.path.mnt);