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Date:   Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:51:11 +0300
From:   Amir Goldstein <amir73il@...il.com>
To:     Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
Cc:     kbuild@...ts.01.org,
        Gabriel Krisman Bertazi <krisman@...labora.com>,
        kbuild test robot <lkp@...el.com>, kbuild-all@...ts.01.org,
        "Darrick J. Wong" <djwong@...nel.org>,
        Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>,
        Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.com>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        Khazhismel Kumykov <khazhy@...gle.com>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Ext4 <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>, kernel@...labora.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 07/15] fsnotify: pass arguments of fsnotify() in struct fsnotify_event_info

On Wed, Jun 30, 2021 at 1:49 PM Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com> wrote:
>
> I think my bug report was not clear...  :/  The code looks like this:
>
>         sb = inode->i_sb;
>
>         if (inode) ...
>
> The NULL check cannot be false because if "inode" is NULL we would have
> already crashed when we dereference it on the line before.
>
> In this case, based on last years discussion, the "inode" pointer can't
> be NULL.  The debate is only whether the unnecessary NULL checks help
> readability or hurt readability.
>

Right. Sorry, I forgot.

Anyway, patch 11/15 of the same series changes this code to:

 sb = event_info->sb ?: inode->i_sb;

So inode can and will be NULL coming from the caller of
fsnotify_sb_error(sb, NULL).

I think that should make smach happy?
You can try to run it after patch 11/15 of this series.

Thanks,
Amir.

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