Btrfs: Make free_ipath() deal gracefully with NULL pointers
Jesper Juhl [Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:47:52 +0000 (22:47 +0200)]
Make free_ipath() behave like most other freeing functions in the
kernel and gracefully do nothing when passed a NULL pointer.

Besides this making the bahaviour consistent with functions such as
kfree(), vfree(), btrfs_free_path() etc etc, it also fixes a real NULL
deref issue in fs/btrfs/ioctl.c::btrfs_ioctl_ino_to_path(). In that
function we have this code:

...
        ipath = init_ipath(size, root, path);
        if (IS_ERR(ipath)) {
                ret = PTR_ERR(ipath);
                ipath = NULL;
                goto out;
        }
...
out:
        btrfs_free_path(path);
        free_ipath(ipath);
...

If we ever take the true branch of that 'if' statement we'll end up
passing a NULL pointer to free_ipath() which will subsequently
dereference it and we'll go "Boom" :-(
This patch will avoid that.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jj@chaosbits.net>

fs/btrfs/backref.c

index f4e9074..b332ff0 100644 (file)
@@ -1414,6 +1414,8 @@ struct inode_fs_paths *init_ipath(s32 total_bytes, struct btrfs_root *fs_root,
 
 void free_ipath(struct inode_fs_paths *ipath)
 {
+       if (!ipath)
+               return;
        kfree(ipath->fspath);
        kfree(ipath);
 }