Re: kernel BUG at fs/inode.c:LINE!

From: Ian Kent
Date: Tue Dec 18 2018 - 19:05:44 EST

On Tue, 2018-12-18 at 13:09 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:34:57 +0800 Ian Kent <raven@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > See
> > >
> > >
> > > I think this will fix it, I'll forward it to Andrew if you agree:
> >
> > Actually, looking at it again the above patch is plain not needed,
> > dropping it and updating the patch which follows it in the series
> > is what needs to be done.
> >
> > Andrew, what should I do to make this easiest for you to handle,
> > a respost with v2 in the subject of the patch affected by dropping
> > the above patch?
> I dropped the patch and fixed up the fallout.

Thanks Andrew, much appreciated.

> The patch wasn't true anyway. "There is no check at all for a failure
> to allocate the root inode in autofs_fill_super(), handle it." In fact,
> d_make_root(NULL) will just return NULL and autofs_fill_super() handles
> that appropriately.

The not so funny thing is that I'm sure I looked at this some time
in the distant past and saw how d_make_root() behaved.

The lesson for me is don't try and fix other things seen while working
on something else, return later and do it properly.

> However let's note that when autofs_get_inode() or d_make_root() fail,
> autofs_fill_super() will return -EINVAL. Should have been -ENOMEM, I
> guess?

That's right, but I don't think that's urgent so I'll send a patch for
it after the coming merge window.

The strictexpire option addition is urgent for me so I don't want to
upset any chance of that being merged sooner rather than later.