Patchwork ext3: Always set dx_node's fake_dirent explicitly.

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Submitter Eric Sandeen
Date March 4, 2011, 10:02 p.m.
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Eric Sandeen - March 4, 2011, 10:02 p.m.
(crossport of 1f7bebb9e911d870fa8f997ddff838e82b5715ea
by Andreas Schlick <>)

    When ext4_dx_add_entry() has to split an index node, it has to ensure that
    name_len of dx_node's fake_dirent is also zero, because otherwise e2fsck
    won't recognise it as an intermediate htree node and consider the htree to
    be corrupted.
Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <>

While it's a simple one liner, this took me forever to (re-)find.


That is all. ;)

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diff --git a/fs/ext3/namei.c b/fs/ext3/namei.c
index b27ba71..75c968e 100644
--- a/fs/ext3/namei.c
+++ b/fs/ext3/namei.c
@@ -1540,8 +1540,8 @@  static int ext3_dx_add_entry(handle_t *handle, struct dentry *dentry,
 			goto cleanup;
 		node2 = (struct dx_node *)(bh2->b_data);
 		entries2 = node2->entries;
+		memset(&node2->fake, 0, sizeof(struct fake_dirent));
 		node2->fake.rec_len = ext3_rec_len_to_disk(sb->s_blocksize);
-		node2->fake.inode = 0;
 		BUFFER_TRACE(frame->bh, "get_write_access");
 		err = ext3_journal_get_write_access(handle, frame->bh);
 		if (err)