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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fs: btrfs: Fix a possible null-pointer dereference in insert_inline_extent()
On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 10:57:24AM +0800, Qu Wenruo wrote:
> On 2019/7/24 上午10:33, Jia-Ju Bai wrote:
> > On 2019/7/24 10:21, Qu Wenruo wrote:
> >> On 2019/7/24 上午10:11, Jia-Ju Bai wrote:
> >>> In insert_inline_extent(), there is an if statement on line 181 to check
> >>> whether compressed_pages is NULL:
> >>>      if (compressed_size && compressed_pages)
> >>>
> >>> When compressed_pages is NULL, compressed_pages is used on line 215:
> >>>      cpage = compressed_pages[i];
> >>>
> >>> Thus, a possible null-pointer dereference may occur.
> >>>
> >>> To fix this possible bug, compressed_pages is checked on line 214.
> >> This can only be hit with compressed_size > 0 and compressed_pages !=
> >> NULL.
> >>
> >> It would be better to have an extra ASSERT() to warn developers about
> >> the impossible case.
> >
> > Thanks for the reply :)
> > So I should add ASSERT(compressed_size > 0 & compressed_pages) at the
> > beginning of the function, and remove "if (compressed_size &&
> > compressed_pages)"?
>
> My suggestion is, ASSERT((compressed_size >0 && compressed_pages) ||
> (compressed_size == 0 && !compressed_pages))
>
> And keeps the original checks.
>
> Anyway, just a suggestion.

Agreed, the assertion would be good, covering both cases in one
statement at the beginning of the function.

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