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Date:   Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:25:16 -0500
From:   Sasha Levin <>
Cc:     Vasily Averin <>, Theodore Ts'o <>,, Sasha Levin <>,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.14 27/27] ext4: missing !bh check in ext4_xattr_inode_write()

From: Vasily Averin <>

[ Upstream commit eb6984fa4ce2837dcb1f66720a600f31b0bb3739 ]

According to Ted Ts'o ext4_getblk() called in ext4_xattr_inode_write()
should not return bh = NULL

The only time that bh could be NULL, then, would be in the case of
something really going wrong; a programming error elsewhere (perhaps a
wild pointer dereference) or I/O error causing on-disk file system
corruption (although that would be highly unlikely given that we had
*just* allocated the blocks and so the metadata blocks in question
probably would still be in the cache).

Fixes: e50e5129f384 ("ext4: xattr-in-inode support")
Signed-off-by: Vasily Averin <>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
Cc: # 4.13
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 fs/ext4/xattr.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/xattr.c b/fs/ext4/xattr.c
index 9bc50eef6127..34975e1aa7d2 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/xattr.c
@@ -1387,6 +1387,12 @@ static int ext4_xattr_inode_write(handle_t *handle, struct inode *ea_inode,
 		bh = ext4_getblk(handle, ea_inode, block, 0);
 		if (IS_ERR(bh))
 			return PTR_ERR(bh);
+		if (!bh) {
+			WARN_ON_ONCE(1);
+			EXT4_ERROR_INODE(ea_inode,
+					 "ext4_getblk() return bh = NULL");
+			return -EFSCORRUPTED;
+		}
 		ret = ext4_journal_get_write_access(handle, bh);
 		if (ret)
 			goto out;

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