Commit 112fc894 authored by David Howells's avatar David Howells Committed by Al Viro
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configfs: Fix potential NULL d_inode dereference

Code that does this:

		if (!(d_unhashed(dentry) && dentry->d_inode)) {
			simple_unlink(parent->d_inode, dentry);

is broken because:

    !(d_unhashed(dentry) && dentry->d_inode)

is equivalent to:

    !d_unhashed(dentry) || !dentry->d_inode

so it is possible to get into simple_unlink() with dentry->d_inode == NULL.

simple_unlink(), however, assumes dentry->d_inode cannot be NULL.

I think that what was meant is this:

    !d_unhashed(dentry) && dentry->d_inode

and that the logical-not operator or the final close-bracket was misplaced.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Howells <>
cc: Joel Becker <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
parent a457ac28
......@@ -236,7 +236,7 @@ void configfs_drop_dentry(struct configfs_dirent * sd, struct dentry * parent)
if (dentry) {
if (!(d_unhashed(dentry) && dentry->d_inode)) {
if (!d_unhashed(dentry) && dentry->d_inode) {
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