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Date:   Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:02:06 +0800
From:   Jason Yan <>
To:     <>, <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
CC:     Jason Yan <>
Subject: [PATCH v2] ext4: fix wrong return err in ext4_load_and_init_journal()

The return value is wrong in ext4_load_and_init_journal(). The local
variable 'err' need to be initialized before goto out. The original code
in __ext4_fill_super() is fine because it has two return values 'ret'
and 'err' and 'ret' is initialized as -EINVAL. After we factor out
ext4_load_and_init_journal(), this code is broken. So fix it by directly
returning -EINVAL in the error handler path.

Fixes: 9c1dd22d7422 ("ext4: factor out ext4_load_and_init_journal()")
Signed-off-by: Jason Yan <>
Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <>
 v2: Change fixes tag format and add Jan's tag (thanks Jan).

 fs/ext4/super.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
index 989365b878a6..89c6bad28a8a 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -4885,7 +4885,7 @@ static int ext4_load_and_init_journal(struct super_block *sb,
 	sbi->s_journal = NULL;
-	return err;
+	return -EINVAL;
 static int ext4_journal_data_mode_check(struct super_block *sb)

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