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Date:   Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:36:33 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Theodore Tso <>,
        Dan Carpenter <>,
Subject: [PATCH 4.20 52/57] ext4: fix special inode number checks in __ext4_iget()

4.20-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Theodore Ts'o <>

commit 191ce17876c9367819c4b0a25b503c0f6d9054d8 upstream.

The check for special (reserved) inode number checks in __ext4_iget()
was broken by commit 8a363970d1dc: ("ext4: avoid declaring fs
inconsistent due to invalid file handles").  This was caused by a
botched reversal of the sense of the flag now known as
EXT4_IGET_SPECIAL (when it was previously named EXT4_IGET_NORMAL).
Fix the logic appropriately.

Fixes: 8a363970d1dc ("ext4: avoid declaring fs inconsistent...")
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 fs/ext4/inode.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/ext4/inode.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inode.c
@@ -4834,7 +4834,7 @@ struct inode *__ext4_iget(struct super_b
 	gid_t i_gid;
 	projid_t i_projid;
-	if (((flags & EXT4_IGET_NORMAL) &&
+	if ((!(flags & EXT4_IGET_SPECIAL) &&
 	     (ino < EXT4_FIRST_INO(sb) && ino != EXT4_ROOT_INO)) ||
 	    (ino < EXT4_ROOT_INO) ||
 	    (ino > le32_to_cpu(EXT4_SB(sb)->s_es->s_inodes_count))) {

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