[ 07/95] ext4: avoid kmemcheck complaint from reading uninitialized memory

From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Sun Sep 09 2012 - 19:23:59 EST

3.2-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx>

commit 7e731bc9a12339f344cddf82166b82633d99dd86 upstream.

Commit 03179fe923 introduced a kmemcheck complaint in
ext4_da_get_block_prep() because we save and restore
ei->i_da_metadata_calc_last_lblock even though it is left
uninitialized in the case where i_da_metadata_calc_len is zero.

This doesn't hurt anything, but silencing the kmemcheck complaint
makes it easier for people to find real bugs.

Addresses https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45631
(which is marked as a regression).

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
fs/ext4/super.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
index ccc4bca..56bcaec 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -959,6 +959,7 @@ static struct inode *ext4_alloc_inode(struct super_block *sb)
ei->i_reserved_meta_blocks = 0;
ei->i_allocated_meta_blocks = 0;
ei->i_da_metadata_calc_len = 0;
+ ei->i_da_metadata_calc_last_lblock = 0;
ei->i_reserved_quota = 0;

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