Commit ff175d57 authored by Jesper Juhl's avatar Jesper Juhl Committed by Chris Mason
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btrfs: Don't pass NULL ptr to func that may deref it.


In fs/btrfs/inode.c::fixup_tree_root_location() we have this code:

 		if (!path) {
 			err = -ENOMEM;
 			goto out;
 		return err;

btrfs_free_path() passes its argument on to other functions and some of
them end up dereferencing the pointer.
In the code above that pointer is clearly NULL, so btrfs_free_path() will
eventually cause a NULL dereference.

There are many ways to cut this cake (fix the bug). The one I chose was to
make btrfs_free_path() deal gracefully with NULL pointers. If you
disagree, feel free to come up with an alternative patch.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJesper Juhl <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarChris Mason <>
parent 20b45077
......@@ -105,6 +105,8 @@ noinline void btrfs_clear_path_blocking(struct btrfs_path *p,
/* this also releases the path */
void btrfs_free_path(struct btrfs_path *p)
if (!p)
btrfs_release_path(NULL, p);
kmem_cache_free(btrfs_path_cachep, p);
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