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Date:   Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:21:35 +0200
From:   Jan Kara <>
To:     Ted Tso <>
Cc:     <>, Jan Kara <>,
Subject: [PATCH] ext4: Fix checking of entry validity

ext4_search_dir() and ext4_generic_delete_entry() can be called both for
standard director blocks and for inline directories stored inside inode
or inline xattr space. For the second case we didn't call
ext4_check_dir_entry() with proper constraints that could result in
accepting corrupted directory entry as well as false positive filesystem
errors like:

EXT4-fs error (device dm-0): ext4_search_dir:1395: inode #28320400:
block 113246792: comm dockerd: bad entry in directory: directory entry too
close to block end - offset=0, inode=28320403, rec_len=32, name_len=8,

Fix the arguments passed to ext4_check_dir_entry().

Fixes: 109ba779d6cc ("ext4: check for directory entries too close to block end")
Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <>
 fs/ext4/namei.c | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/namei.c b/fs/ext4/namei.c
index 56738b538ddf..98b91f2314eb 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/namei.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/namei.c
@@ -1396,8 +1396,8 @@ int ext4_search_dir(struct buffer_head *bh, char *search_buf, int buf_size,
 		    ext4_match(dir, fname, de)) {
 			/* found a match - just to be sure, do
 			 * a full check */
-			if (ext4_check_dir_entry(dir, NULL, de, bh, bh->b_data,
-						 bh->b_size, offset))
+			if (ext4_check_dir_entry(dir, NULL, de, bh, search_buf,
+						 buf_size, offset))
 				return -1;
 			*res_dir = de;
 			return 1;
@@ -2472,7 +2472,7 @@ int ext4_generic_delete_entry(handle_t *handle,
 	de = (struct ext4_dir_entry_2 *)entry_buf;
 	while (i < buf_size - csum_size) {
 		if (ext4_check_dir_entry(dir, NULL, de, bh,
-					 bh->b_data, bh->b_size, i))
+					 entry_buf, buf_size, i))
 			return -EFSCORRUPTED;
 		if (de == de_del)  {
 			if (pde)

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