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Date:	Sun, 26 Feb 2012 08:44:03 +0000
From:	Eric Wong <normalperson@...t.net>
To:	Hillf Danton <dhillf@...il.com>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, linux-mm@...ck.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fadvise: avoid EINVAL if user input is valid

Hillf Danton <dhillf@...il.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Eric Wong <normalperson@...t.net> wrote:
> > index 469491e0..f9e48dd 100644
> > --- a/mm/fadvise.c
> > +++ b/mm/fadvise.c
> > @@ -43,13 +43,13 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE(fadvise64_64)(int fd, loff_t offset, loff_t len, int advice)
> >                goto out;
> >        }
> >
> > -       mapping = file->f_mapping;
> > -       if (!mapping || len < 0) {
> > +       if (len < 0) {
> 
> Current code makes sure mapping is valid after the above check,

Right.  I moved the !mapping check down a few lines.

> >                ret = -EINVAL;
> >                goto out;
> >        }

Now the check hits the "goto out" the get_xip_mem check hits:

> > -       if (mapping->a_ops->get_xip_mem) {
> > +       mapping = file->f_mapping;
> > +       if (!mapping || mapping->a_ops->get_xip_mem) {
> >                switch (advice) {
> >                case POSIX_FADV_NORMAL:
> >                case POSIX_FADV_RANDOM:

		case POSIX_FADV_SEQUENTIAL:
		case POSIX_FADV_WILLNEED:
		case POSIX_FADV_NOREUSE:
		case POSIX_FADV_DONTNEED:
			/* no bad return value, but ignore advice */
			break;
		default:
			ret = -EINVAL;
		}
		goto out; <------ we hit this if (mapping == NULL)
	}

> but backing devices info is no longer evaluated with that
> guarantee in your change.
> 
> -hd
> 
> 75:	bdi = mapping->backing_dev_info;

The above line still doesn't evaluated because of the goto.

out:
	fput(file);
	return ret;
}
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