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Date:   Tue, 11 Aug 2020 21:29:47 -0700
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Al Viro <>
Cc:     Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Christian Brauner <>,
        Christoph Hellwig <>,
        Linux API <>,
        linux-fsdevel <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Dominik Brodowski <>,
        syzkaller-bugs <>,
        syzbot <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: KASAN: use-after-free Read in path_init (2)

On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 9:15 PM Al Viro <> wrote:
> fix breakage in do_rmdir()
> putname() should happen only after we'd *not* branched to
> retry, same as it's done in do_unlinkat().

Looks obviously correct.

Do you want me to apply directly, or do you have other fixes pending
and I'll get a pull request?


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