[PATCH] ext4: fix transposition typo in format string

From: Rasmus Villemoes
Date: Fri Feb 20 2015 - 09:12:29 EST

According to C99, %*.s means the same as %*.0s, in other words, print
as many spaces as the field width argument says and effectively ignore
the string argument. That is certainly not what was meant here. The
kernel's printf implementation, however, treats it as if the . was not
there, i.e. as %*s. I don't know if de->name is nul-terminated or not,
but in any case I'm guessing the intention was to use de->name_len as
precision instead of field width.

Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
If de->name is not guaranteed to be nul-terminated, I suppose this is
even -stable material.

fs/ext4/inline.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/inline.c b/fs/ext4/inline.c
index 4b143febf21f..8b64d715e476 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/inline.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inline.c
@@ -972,7 +972,7 @@ void ext4_show_inline_dir(struct inode *dir, struct buffer_head *bh,
offset = 0;
while ((void *)de < dlimit) {
de_len = ext4_rec_len_from_disk(de->rec_len, inline_size);
- trace_printk("de: off %u rlen %u name %*.s nlen %u ino %u\n",
+ trace_printk("de: off %u rlen %u name %.*s nlen %u ino %u\n",
offset, de_len, de->name_len, de->name,
de->name_len, le32_to_cpu(de->inode));
if (ext4_check_dir_entry(dir, NULL, de, bh,

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