Re: [PATCH] ext3: htree entry integrity checking
From: Jeff Mahoney
Date: Thu Nov 16 2006 - 19:27:29 EST
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Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2006 11:50 -0500, Jeff Mahoney wrote:
>> Currently, if a corrupted directory entry with rec_len=0 is encountered,
>> we still trust that the data is valid. This can cause an infinite loop
>> in htree_dirblock_to_tree() since the iteration loop will never make any
> Actually, I think Eric Sandeen was working on similar fixes already, and
> instead of doing a per-item check each time we look at the entry it does
> a full-block check the first time it is read (as ext2 does).
>> This fixes the problem described at:
> Would also be good to CC linux-ext4, where the ext3 maintainers live.
Ok, thanks. If that's already in -mm, I'll use that one.
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