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Date:   Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:41:36 +0200
From:   Miklos Szeredi <>
Cc:     Jan Kara <>, Amir Goldstein <>,
        Xiong Zhou <>,
Subject: [PATCH v2 4/7] fsnotify: skip unattached marks

After having gone through a ref-unref for the mark, dereferencing the group
(e.g. in fsnotify_compare_groups()) is wrong since the group may be
completely gone by that time.  So before continuing to traverse the mark
list, check if the mark is still attached.

This is done in the generic case, not just when we go through
fsnotify_prepare_user_wait()/fsnotify_finish_user_wait(), otherwise it
would introduce unnecessary complexity.  And it shouldn't hurt to skip
unattached marks anyway ("flags" is very likely in same cacheline as
neighbouring "ignored_mask", which is pulled in anyway).

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <>
Fixes: 9385a84d7e1f ("fsnotify: Pass fsnotify_iter_info into handle_event handler")
Cc: <> # v4.12
 fs/notify/fsnotify.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/notify/fsnotify.c b/fs/notify/fsnotify.c
index 48ec61f4c4d5..0ab6a7179e4d 100644
--- a/fs/notify/fsnotify.c
+++ b/fs/notify/fsnotify.c
@@ -328,12 +328,16 @@ int fsnotify(struct inode *to_tell, __u32 mask, const void *data, int data_is,
 			inode_mark = hlist_entry(srcu_dereference(inode_node, &fsnotify_mark_srcu),
 						 struct fsnotify_mark, obj_list);
 			inode_group = inode_mark->group;
+			if (!(inode_mark->flags & FSNOTIFY_MARK_FLAG_ATTACHED))
+				goto skip_inode;
 		if (vfsmount_node) {
 			vfsmount_mark = hlist_entry(srcu_dereference(vfsmount_node, &fsnotify_mark_srcu),
 						    struct fsnotify_mark, obj_list);
 			vfsmount_group = vfsmount_mark->group;
+			if (!(vfsmount_mark->flags & FSNOTIFY_MARK_FLAG_ATTACHED))
+				goto skip_vfsmount;
 		iter_info.inode_mark = inode_mark;
@@ -357,10 +361,11 @@ int fsnotify(struct inode *to_tell, __u32 mask, const void *data, int data_is,
 		if (ret && (mask & ALL_FSNOTIFY_PERM_EVENTS))
 			goto out;
 		if (inode_group)
 			inode_node = srcu_dereference(inode_node->next,
 		if (vfsmount_group)
 			vfsmount_node = srcu_dereference(vfsmount_node->next,

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