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Date:   Thu, 27 Apr 2023 23:16:00 -0400
From:   "Theodore Ts'o" <>
To:     Ext4 Developers List <>
Cc:     Andreas Dilger <>,
        Jason Yan <>,
        "Theodore Ts'o" <>,
Subject: [PATCH 1/3] ext4: fix lost error code reporting in __ext4_fill_super()

When code was factored out of __ext4_fill_super() into
ext4_percpu_param_init() the error return was discard.  This meant
that it was possible for __ext4_fill_super() to return zero,
indicating success, without the struct super getting completely filled
in, leading to a potential NULL pointer dereference.

Fixes: 1f79467c8a6b ("ext4: factor out ext4_percpu_param_init() ...")
Cc: Jason Yan <>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
 fs/ext4/super.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
index 403cc0e6cd65..b11907e1fab2 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -5503,7 +5503,8 @@ static int __ext4_fill_super(struct fs_context *fc, struct super_block *sb)
 		sbi->s_journal->j_commit_callback =
-	if (ext4_percpu_param_init(sbi))
+	err = ext4_percpu_param_init(sbi);
+	if (err)
 		goto failed_mount6;
 	if (ext4_has_feature_flex_bg(sb))

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