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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sunrpc: bug on rpc_task_set_client when no client is present.
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On Mon, 2021-10-18 at 09:38 -0300, Thiago Rafael Becker wrote:
> If we pass a NULL client to rpc_task_set_client and no client is
> attached to the task, then the kernel will crash later. Antecipate
> the
> crash by checking if a client is available for the task.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thiago Rafael Becker <trbecker@gmail.com>
> ---
>  net/sunrpc/clnt.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/sunrpc/clnt.c b/net/sunrpc/clnt.c
> index f056ff931444..ccbc9a9715da 100644
> --- a/net/sunrpc/clnt.c
> +++ b/net/sunrpc/clnt.c
> @@ -1076,7 +1076,7 @@ void rpc_task_set_transport(struct rpc_task
> *task, struct rpc_clnt *clnt)
>  static
>  void rpc_task_set_client(struct rpc_task *task, struct rpc_clnt
> *clnt)
>  {
> -
> +       BUG_ON(clnt == NULL && task->tk_client == NULL);
>         if (clnt != NULL) {
>                 rpc_task_set_transport(task, clnt);
>                 task->tk_client = clnt;


I'm not seeing the point of this BUG_ON(). Why not just change this
code to not check for clnt == NULL, and let the thing Oops when it
tries to dereference clnt?

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Trond Myklebust
Linux NFS client maintainer, Hammerspace
trond.myklebust@hammerspace.com


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