[patch 3/4] vfs: fix ERR_PTR abuse in generic_readlink
Marcin Slusarz [Mon, 9 Jun 2008 23:40:37 +0000 (16:40 -0700)]
generic_readlink calls ERR_PTR for negative and positive values
(vfs_readlink returns length of "link"), but it should not
(not an errno) and does not need to.

Signed-off-by: Marcin Slusarz <marcin.slusarz@gmail.com>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Acked-by: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

fs/namei.c

index ee15446..01e67dd 100644 (file)
@@ -2856,16 +2856,17 @@ int generic_readlink(struct dentry *dentry, char __user *buffer, int buflen)
 {
        struct nameidata nd;
        void *cookie;
+       int res;
 
        nd.depth = 0;
        cookie = dentry->d_inode->i_op->follow_link(dentry, &nd);
-       if (!IS_ERR(cookie)) {
-               int res = vfs_readlink(dentry, buffer, buflen, nd_get_link(&nd));
-               if (dentry->d_inode->i_op->put_link)
-                       dentry->d_inode->i_op->put_link(dentry, &nd, cookie);
-               cookie = ERR_PTR(res);
-       }
-       return PTR_ERR(cookie);
+       if (IS_ERR(cookie))
+               return PTR_ERR(cookie);
+
+       res = vfs_readlink(dentry, buffer, buflen, nd_get_link(&nd));
+       if (dentry->d_inode->i_op->put_link)
+               dentry->d_inode->i_op->put_link(dentry, &nd, cookie);
+       return res;
 }
 
 int vfs_follow_link(struct nameidata *nd, const char *link)