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Date:   Thu, 13 Oct 2022 08:27:17 -0700
From:   coverity-bot <>
To:     Ronnie Sahlberg <>
Cc:     Steve French <>,
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>,,
Subject: Coverity: invalidate_all_cached_dirs(): Concurrent data access


This is an experimental semi-automated report about issues detected by
Coverity from a scan of next-20221013 as part of the linux-next scan project:

You're getting this email because you were associated with the identified
lines of code (noted below) that were touched by commits:

  Wed Oct 12 16:54:23 2022 -0500
    a350d6e73f5e ("cifs: enable caching of directories for which a lease is held")

Coverity reported the following:

*** CID 1525256:  Concurrent data access violations  (MISSING_LOCK)
/fs/cifs/cached_dir.c: 396 in invalidate_all_cached_dirs()
390     		/* To prevent race with smb2_cached_lease_break() */
391     		kref_get(&cfid->refcount);
392     	}
393     	spin_unlock(&cfids->cfid_list_lock);
395     	list_for_each_entry_safe(cfid, q, &entry, entry) {
vvv     CID 1525256:  Concurrent data access violations  (MISSING_LOCK)
vvv     Accessing "cfid->on_list" without holding lock "cached_fids.cfid_list_lock". Elsewhere, "cached_fid.on_list" is accessed with "cached_fids.cfid_list_lock" held 5 out of 6 times.
396     		cfid->on_list = false;
397     		list_del(&cfid->entry);
398     		cancel_work_sync(&cfid->lease_break);
399     		if (cfid->has_lease) {
400     			/*
401     			 * We lease was never cancelled from the server so we

If this is a false positive, please let us know so we can mark it as
such, or teach the Coverity rules to be smarter. If not, please make
sure fixes get into linux-next. :) For patches fixing this, please
include these lines (but double-check the "Fixes" first):

Reported-by: coverity-bot <>
Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1525256 ("Concurrent data access violations")
Fixes: a350d6e73f5e ("cifs: enable caching of directories for which a lease is held")

Thanks for your attention!


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