Re: [PATCH] Use of getblk differs between locations
From: Jan Hudec
Date: Tue Oct 11 2005 - 07:36:35 EST
On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 21:40:43 -0300, Glauber de Oliveira Costa wrote:
> In the code you commented, I thought that we get the same case testing
> from or to conditions, and thus, it would be correct to threat them in
> the same way.
In that code (below), the first test can safely just return. But the
second has to undo the first call before returning. When you test new,
the bh is already non-null. So you must release it.
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 01:05:03AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 09:07:34PM -0300, Glauber de Oliveira Costa wrote:
> > > if (!bh)
> > > return -EIO;
> > > new = sb_getblk(sb, to);
> > > + if (!new)
> > > + return -EIO;
> > You've just introduced a leak here, obviously.
> > Please, read the code before "fixing" that stuff; slapping returns at random
> > and hoping that it will help is not a good way to deal with that - the only
> > thing you achieve is hiding the problem.
> > The same goes for the rest of patch - in each case it's not obvious that your
> > changes are correct.
Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb@xxxxxx>
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