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JFFS2: jffs2_symlink/jffs2_mkdir/jffs2_mknod bug?

Message ID 1259783647.3744.611.camel@macbook.infradead.org
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David Woodhouse Dec. 2, 2009, 7:54 p.m. UTC
On Wed, 2009-12-02 at 10:11 +0800, Tao Huang wrote:
> On jffs2_symlink/jffs2_mkdir/jffs2_mknod, after jffs2_write_dnode,
> any call jffs2_clear_inode will no call jffs2_mark_node_obsolete
> because pino_nlink is not zero.

True, I think. Well spotted. Although it may actually turn out to be
harmless, for reasons similar to those I outlined to Joakim earlier.

At worst, it'll cause a space leak, because until the next reboot we'll
think that the inode in question has a non-zero nlink and can't be

>  This will make kernel BUG on jffs2_garbage_collect_live.

But this isn't true. In fact, there isn't even a BUG in
jffs2_garbage_collect_live() -- you're seeing an Oops, not a BUG.
And it's not related to the locking issue. It's this:

It looks like garbage collecting any symlink with a target length of
more than 128 characters, on a system where char is signed by default,
was broken since February 2001 when jffs2_garbage_collect_metadata() was
first (half-)written.
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diff --git a/fs/jffs2/gc.c b/fs/jffs2/gc.c
index 090c556..3b6f2fa 100644
--- a/fs/jffs2/gc.c
+++ b/fs/jffs2/gc.c
@@ -700,7 +700,8 @@  static int jffs2_garbage_collect_metadata(struct jffs2_sb_info *c, struct jffs2_
 	struct jffs2_raw_inode ri;
 	struct jffs2_node_frag *last_frag;
 	union jffs2_device_node dev;
-	char *mdata = NULL, mdatalen = 0;
+	char *mdata = NULL;
+	int mdatalen = 0;
 	uint32_t alloclen, ilen;
 	int ret;