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Date:	Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:43:55 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	cmm@...ibm.com
Cc:	sandeen@....com, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, girish@...sterfs.com,
	snakebyte@....de, "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
Subject: Re: Fw: [Bugme-new] [Bug 9849] New: NULL pointer deref in
 journal_wait_on_commit_record

On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:17:57 -0800
Mingming Cao <cmm@...ibm.com> wrote:

> The buufer head pointer passed to journal_wait_on_commit_record()
> could be NULL if the previous journal_submit_commit_record() failed
> or journal has already aborted.
> 
> We need to check the error returns from journal_submit_commit_record()
> and avoid calling journal_wait_on_commit_record() in the failure case.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mingming Cao <cmm@...ibm.com>
> ---
>  fs/jbd2/commit.c |    3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> Index: linux-2.6.24-rc8/fs/jbd2/commit.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.24-rc8.orig/fs/jbd2/commit.c	2008-01-30 14:12:10.000000000 -0800
> +++ linux-2.6.24-rc8/fs/jbd2/commit.c	2008-01-30 15:09:50.000000000 -0800
> @@ -872,7 +872,8 @@ wait_for_iobuf:
>  		if (err)
>  			__jbd2_journal_abort_hard(journal);
>  	}
> -	err = journal_wait_on_commit_record(cbh);
> +	if (!err && !is_journal_aborted(journal))
> +		err = journal_wait_on_commit_record(cbh);
>  
>  	if (err)
>  		jbd2_journal_abort(journal, err);

Thanks.  Please note that I Cc'ed stable@...nel.org on this, for a 2.6.24.x
backport.
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