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Date:	Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:44:26 -0700
From:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Chris Mason <chris.mason@...ionio.com>
Cc:	Scan Subscription <scan-subscription@...erity.com>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org" <linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org>,
	"Chris L. Mason" <clmason@...ionio.com>,
	Bing Zhao <bzhao@...vell.com>,
	Robert Love <robert.w.love@...el.com>,
	Andrew Vasquez <andrew.vasquez@...gic.com>,
	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>,
	"linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org" <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
	Mattia Dongili <malattia@...ux.it>,
	Matthew Garrett <mjg@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: New Defects based on recent changes in Kernel code found by
 Coverity Scan

On Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:33:16 -0400 Chris Mason <chris.mason@...ionio.com> wrote:

> > > * CID 709112: Dereference after null check - fs/btrfs/ioctl.c, line: 1309 Comparing "device->fs_devices" to null implies that "device->fs_devices" might be null, and then it is deference
> > > fs/btrfs/ioctl.c:1309
> > 
> > Chris.
> 
> Thanks for forwarding this.  But I'm a little confused, our line 1309 is
> this:
> 
>         if (device->fs_devices && device->fs_devices->seeding) {
> 
> Is coverity telling me that I'm using fs_devices later on in the
> function without extra checks?  Some functions we call do assume it
> isn't null, but the seeding devices are special snowflakes. 

There were more details further down in the email:

> ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
> CID 709112: Dereference after null check 
> 
> fs/btrfs/ioctl.c:1309
> 1256 static noinline int btrfs_ioctl_resize(struct btrfs_root *root,
> 1257                                        void __user *arg)
> 1258 {
> ...
> >>> At conditional (1): "device->fs_devices" taking the false branch.
> >>> CID 709112: Dereference after null check (FORWARD_NULL) Comparing "device->fs_devices" to null implies that "device->fs_devices" might be null.
> 1309        if (device->fs_devices && device->fs_devices->seeding) {
> 1310                printk(KERN_INFO "btrfs: resizer unable to apply on "
> 1311                       "seeding device %llu\n", devid);
> 1312                ret = -EINVAL;
> 1313                goto out_free;
> 1314        }
> ...
> >>> Passing null variable "device->fs_devices" to function "btrfs_grow_device", which dereferences it. 
> 1367                ret = btrfs_grow_device(trans, device, new_size);
> 1368                btrfs_commit_transaction(trans, root);
> 1369        } else if (new_size < old_size) {
> >>> Passing null variable "device->fs_devices" to function "btrfs_shrink_device", which dereferences it. 
> 1370                ret = btrfs_shrink_device(device, new_size);
> 1371        }
> 1378 }
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