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Date:	Sun, 11 Mar 2012 20:00:58 -0600
From:	Andreas Dilger <aedilger@...il.com>
To:	Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>
Cc:	Ext4 Developers List <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
	"merll@....de" <merll@....de>, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: check for zero length extent

On 2012-03-11, at 14:46, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu> wrote:
> Explicitly test for an extent whose length is zero, and flag that as a
> corrupted extent.

Two minor nits in the patch:

> This avoids a kernel BUG_ON assertion failure.
> 
> Tested: Without this patch, the file system image found in
> tests/f_ext_zero_len/image.gz in the latest e2fsprogs sources causes a
> kernel panic.  With this patch, an ext4 file systmem error is noted

(typo) s/systmem/system/

> instead, and the file system is marked as being corrupted.
> 
> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42859
> 
> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
> ---
> fs/ext4/extents.c |    2 ++
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/extents.c b/fs/ext4/extents.c
> index 74f23c2..203885c 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/extents.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/extents.c
> @@ -300,6 +300,8 @@ static int ext4_valid_extent(struct inode *inode, struct ext4_extent *ext)
>    ext4_fsblk_t block = ext4_ext_pblock(ext);
>    int len = ext4_ext_get_actual_len(ext);
> 
> +    if (!len)

I'd prefer:

        if (len == 0)

Since len is not a Boolean. 

> +        return 0;
>    return ext4_data_block_valid(EXT4_SB(inode->i_sb), block, len);
> }
> 
> -- 
> 1.7.9.107.g97f9a
> 
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