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Date:   Fri, 30 Oct 2020 17:45:56 -0700
From:   Eric Biggers <>
        "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>
Subject: [PATCH] fscrypt: remove reachable WARN in fscrypt_setup_iv_ino_lblk_32_key()

From: Eric Biggers <>

I_CREATING isn't actually set until the inode has been assigned an inode
number and inserted into the inode hash table.  So the WARN_ON() in
fscrypt_setup_iv_ino_lblk_32_key() is wrong, and it can trigger when
creating an encrypted file on ext4.  Remove it.

This was sometimes causing xfstest generic/602 to fail on ext4.  I
didn't notice it before because due to a separate oversight, new inodes
that haven't been assigned an inode number yet don't necessarily have
i_ino == 0 as I had thought, so by chance I never saw the test fail.

Fixes: a992b20cd4ee ("fscrypt: add fscrypt_prepare_new_inode() and fscrypt_set_context()")
Reported-by: Theodore Y. Ts'o <>
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <>
 fs/crypto/keysetup.c | 4 +---
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/crypto/keysetup.c b/fs/crypto/keysetup.c
index d3c3e5d9b41f7..d595abb8ef90d 100644
--- a/fs/crypto/keysetup.c
+++ b/fs/crypto/keysetup.c
@@ -269,9 +269,7 @@ static int fscrypt_setup_iv_ino_lblk_32_key(struct fscrypt_info *ci,
 	 * New inodes may not have an inode number assigned yet.
 	 * Hashing their inode number is delayed until later.
-	if (ci->ci_inode->i_ino == 0)
-		WARN_ON(!(ci->ci_inode->i_state & I_CREATING));
-	else
+	if (ci->ci_inode->i_ino)
 		fscrypt_hash_inode_number(ci, mk);
 	return 0;

base-commit: 5fc6b075e165f641fbc366b58b578055762d5f8c

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