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Date:	Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:46:23 +0100
From:	Alex Buell <alex.buell@...ted.org.uk>
To:	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>
Cc:	Thierry Vignaud <tvignaud@...driva.com>,
	Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>,
	ext4 development <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] debugfs: don't try to fclose NULL

On Tue, 2009-06-30 at 12:39 -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 05:44:55PM +0200, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
> > Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com> writes:
> > 
> > > do_logdump may jump to errout if fopen(out_file) fails, 
> > > but in that case out_file is NULL, and fclose will segfault.
> > 
> > You should report that segfault to glibc authors too.
> 
> It would be robust for glibc to code fclose() defensively such that it
> would survive a null pointer, but I don't think it's technically
> required by the ANSI or POSIX spec.

It's the programmer's responsibility to write the following:

if (fp)
	fclose(fp);

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