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Date:	Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:29:07 -0800
From:	ebiederm@...ssion.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To:	<linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Cc:	<linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Lucian Adrian Grijincu <lucian.grijincu@...il.com>,
	Damien Millescamps <damien.millescamps@...nd.com>,
	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
Subject: [PATCH 2/4] sysctl: Correct error return from get_subdir


When insert_header fails ensure we return the proper error value
from get_subdir.  In practice nothing cares, but there is no
need to be sloppy.

Reported-by: Lucian Adrian Grijincu <lucian.grijincu@...il.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
---
 fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c |    5 ++++-
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c b/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
index ebe8b30..722ec11 100644
--- a/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
+++ b/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
@@ -869,6 +869,7 @@ static struct ctl_dir *get_subdir(struct ctl_dir *dir,
 {
 	struct ctl_table_set *set = dir->header.set;
 	struct ctl_dir *subdir, *new = NULL;
+	int err;
 
 	spin_lock(&sysctl_lock);
 	subdir = find_subdir(dir, name, namelen);
@@ -890,7 +891,9 @@ static struct ctl_dir *get_subdir(struct ctl_dir *dir,
 	if (PTR_ERR(subdir) != -ENOENT)
 		goto failed;
 
-	if (insert_header(dir, &new->header))
+	err = insert_header(dir, &new->header);
+	subdir = ERR_PTR(err);
+	if (err)
 		goto failed;
 	subdir = new;
 found:
-- 
1.7.2.5

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