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Date:	Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:39:32 +0800
From:	Chao Yu <>
To:	Jaegeuk Kim <>,
	Changman Lee <>
Subject: [f2fs-dev][PATCH] f2fs: avoid to access NULL pointer in


Denis 2014-05-10 11:28:59 UTC reported:
"F2FS-fs (mmcblk0p28): mounting..
 Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000018
 [<c0a2f678>] (_raw_spin_lock+0x3c/0x70) from [<c03a0330>] (issue_flush_thread+0x50/0x17c)
 [<c03a0330>] (issue_flush_thread+0x50/0x17c) from [<c01b4064>] (kthread+0x98/0xa4)
 [<c01b4064>] (kthread+0x98/0xa4) from [<c0108060>] (kernel_thread_exit+0x0/0x8)"

This patch assign cmd_control_info in sm_info before issue_flush_thread is being
created, so this make sure that issue flush thread will have no chance to access
invalid info in fcc.

Signed-off-by: Chao Yu <>
 fs/f2fs/segment.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/f2fs/segment.c b/fs/f2fs/segment.c
index bb5980d..a4f8375 100644
--- a/fs/f2fs/segment.c
+++ b/fs/f2fs/segment.c
@@ -272,14 +272,15 @@ int create_flush_cmd_control(struct f2fs_sb_info *sbi)
 		return -ENOMEM;
+	sbi->sm_info->cmd_control_info = fcc;
 	fcc->f2fs_issue_flush = kthread_run(issue_flush_thread, sbi,
 				"f2fs_flush-%u:%u", MAJOR(dev), MINOR(dev));
 	if (IS_ERR(fcc->f2fs_issue_flush)) {
 		err = PTR_ERR(fcc->f2fs_issue_flush);
+		sbi->sm_info->cmd_control_info = NULL;
 		return err;
-	sbi->sm_info->cmd_control_info = fcc;
 	return err;

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