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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] fs: don't let getdents return bogus names
On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 1:01 AM Dave Chinner <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 07:23:17PM +0100, Jann Horn wrote:
> > When you e.g. run `find` on a directory for which getdents returns
> > "filenames" that contain slashes, `find` passes those "filenames" back to
> > the kernel, which then interprets them as paths. That could conceivably
> > cause userspace to do something bad when accessing something like an
> > untrusted USB stick, but I'm not aware of any specific example.
> >
> > Instead of returning bogus filenames to userspace, return -EUCLEAN.
> Please don't use EUCLEAN directly to indicate filesystem corruption
> directly. If we want to indicate that the filesystem is corrupted,
> please hoist the multiple XFS/ext4 definitions of:
> up into include/uapi/asm-generic/errno.h and then use EFSCORRUPTED

Alright, I've added a patch that moves EFSCORRUPTED into the uapi
header in front of my series and changed the following patches to use
EFSCORRUPTED instead of EUCLEAN; see the v4 version I just sent out.

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