[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "xfs: Fix possible use-after-free with AIO" has been added to staging queue

Submitted by Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski on Jan. 31, 2013, 10:11 p.m.


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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Jan. 31, 2013, 10:11 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    xfs: Fix possible use-after-free with AIO

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 
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From 4bf193f525ba48ec92bd710b6f2298c24f6c83a6 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:56:18 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] xfs: Fix possible use-after-free with AIO

commit 4b05d09c18d9aa62d2e7fb4b057f54e5a38963f5 upstream.

Running AIO is pinning inode in memory using file reference. Once AIO
is completed using aio_complete(), file reference is put and inode can
be freed from memory. So we have to be sure that calling aio_complete()
is the last thing we do with the inode.

CC: xfs@oss.sgi.com
CC: Ben Myers <bpm@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Reviewed-by: Ben Myers <bpm@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Ben Myers <bpm@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


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diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
index 8dad722..6868548 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c
@@ -86,11 +86,11 @@  xfs_destroy_ioend(

 	if (ioend->io_iocb) {
+		inode_dio_done(ioend->io_inode);
 		if (ioend->io_isasync) {
 			aio_complete(ioend->io_iocb, ioend->io_error ?
 					ioend->io_error : ioend->io_result, 0);
-		inode_dio_done(ioend->io_inode);

 	mempool_free(ioend, xfs_ioend_pool);