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Date:	Sun, 5 Jun 2011 11:37:35 +0100
From:	Al Viro <>
Cc:	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,,
	Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: [PATCH] get_net_ns_by_fd() oopses if proc_ns_fget() returns an error

BTW, looking through the code related to struct net lifetime rules has
caught something else:

struct net *get_net_ns_by_fd(int fd)
        file = proc_ns_fget(fd);
        if (!file)
                goto out;

        ei = PROC_I(file->f_dentry->d_inode);

while in proc_ns_fget() we have two return ERR_PTR(...) and not a single
path that would return NULL.  The other caller of proc_ns_fget() treats
ERR_PTR() correctly...

Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
[I don't know which tree should that go through; I'm throwing that into vfs-2.6
#for-linus, but if networking folks prefer that to go through their tree...]
diff --git a/net/core/net_namespace.c b/net/core/net_namespace.c
index 6c6b86d..e41e511 100644
--- a/net/core/net_namespace.c
+++ b/net/core/net_namespace.c
@@ -310,19 +310,17 @@ struct net *get_net_ns_by_fd(int fd)
 	struct file *file;
 	struct net *net;
-	net = ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
 	file = proc_ns_fget(fd);
-	if (!file)
-		goto out;
+	if (IS_ERR(file))
+		return ERR_CAST(file);
 	ei = PROC_I(file->f_dentry->d_inode);
-	if (ei->ns_ops != &netns_operations)
-		goto out;
+	if (ei->ns_ops == &netns_operations)
+		net = get_net(ei->ns);
+	else
+		net = ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
-	net = get_net(ei->ns);
-	if (file)
-		fput(file);
+	fput(file);
 	return net;
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