[PATCH 1/2] kernfs_path_from_node_locked: don't overwrite nlen

Greg KH gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Mon May 2 16:41:17 UTC 2016


On Mon, May 02, 2016 at 12:32:56PM -0400, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 03:43:13PM -0400, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 17, 2016 at 03:04:31PM -0500, serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com wrote:
> > > From: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com>
> > > 
> > > We've calculated @len to be the bytes we need for '/..' entries from
> > > @kn_from to the common ancestor, and calculated @nlen to be the extra
> > > bytes we need to get from the common ancestor to @kn_to.  We use them
> > > as such at the end.  But in the loop copying the actual entries, we
> > > overwrite @nlen.  Use a temporary variable for that instead.
> > > 
> > > Without this, the return length, when the buffer is large enough, is
> > > wrong.  (When the buffer is NULL or too small, the returned value is
> > > correct. The buffer contents are also correct.)
> > > 
> > > Interestingly, no callers of this function are affected by this as of
> > > yet.  However the upcoming cgroup_show_path() will be.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com>
> > 
> > Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj at kernel.org>
> > 
> > Greg, can you please pick this one up for v4.6?
> 
> Looks like Greg missed this one.  Greg, I'll route this through
> cgroup/for-4.6-fixes.

Please do, sorry, it's not in my queue anymore :(



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