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Subject[PATCH v4 02/26] fs: proc: Delete inode time initializations in proc_alloc_inode()
proc uses new_inode_pseudo() to allocate a new inode.
This in turn calls the proc_inode_alloc() callback.
But, at this point, inode is still not initialized
with the super_block pointer which only happens just
before alloc_inode() returns after the call to

Also, the inode times are initialized again after the
call to new_inode_pseudo() in proc_inode_alloc().
The assignemet in proc_alloc_inode() is redundant and
also doesn't work after the current_time() api is
changed to take struct inode* instead of
struct *super_block.

This bug was reported after current_time() was used to
assign times in proc_alloc_inode().

Signed-off-by: Deepa Dinamani <>
Reported-by: Fengguang Wu <> [0-day test robot]
Reviewed-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
fs/proc/inode.c | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/proc/inode.c b/fs/proc/inode.c
index c1b7238..ce1f1a9 100644
--- a/fs/proc/inode.c
+++ b/fs/proc/inode.c
@@ -68,7 +68,6 @@ static struct inode *proc_alloc_inode(struct super_block *sb)
ei->sysctl_entry = NULL;
ei->ns_ops = NULL;
inode = &ei->vfs_inode;
- inode->i_mtime = inode->i_atime = inode->i_ctime = CURRENT_TIME;
return inode;

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