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Subject[PATCH] staging: erofs: fix an error handling in erofs_readdir()
From: Gao Xiang <>

Richard observed a forever loop of erofs_read_raw_page() [1]
which can be generated by forcely setting ->u.i_blkaddr
to 0xdeadbeef (as my understanding block layer can
handle access beyond end of device correctly).

After digging into that, it seems the problem is highly
related with directories and then I found the root cause
is an improper error handling in erofs_readdir().

Let's fix it now.


Reported-by: Richard Weinberger <>
Fixes: 3aa8ec716e52 ("staging: erofs: add directory operations")
Cc: <> # 4.19+
Signed-off-by: Gao Xiang <>

Which is based on the following patch as well

can still be properly applied after this patch.

drivers/staging/erofs/dir.c | 8 ++++++--
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/erofs/dir.c b/drivers/staging/erofs/dir.c
index 5f38382637e6..f2d7539589e4 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/erofs/dir.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/erofs/dir.c
@@ -82,8 +82,12 @@ static int erofs_readdir(struct file *f, struct dir_context *ctx)
unsigned int nameoff, maxsize;

dentry_page = read_mapping_page(mapping, i, NULL);
- if (IS_ERR(dentry_page))
- continue;
+ if (IS_ERR(dentry_page)) {
+ errln("fail to readdir of logical block %u of nid %llu",
+ i, EROFS_V(dir)->nid);
+ err = PTR_ERR(dentry_page);
+ break;
+ }

de = (struct erofs_dirent *)kmap(dentry_page);

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