Commit 5a9ae68a authored by Darrick J. Wong's avatar Darrick J. Wong Committed by Theodore Ts'o

ext4: ext4_fill_super shouldn't return 0 on corruption

At the start of ext4_fill_super, ret is set to -EINVAL, and any failure path
out of that function returns ret.  However, the generic_check_addressable
clause sets ret = 0 (if it passes), which means that a subsequent failure (e.g.
a group checksum error) returns 0 even though the mount should fail.  This
causes vfs_kern_mount in turn to think that the mount succeeded, leading to an

A simple fix is to avoid using ret for the generic_check_addressable check,
which was last changed in commit 30ca22c7.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDarrick J. Wong <>
Signed-off-by: default avatar"Theodore Ts'o" <>
parent 0587aa3d
......@@ -3265,13 +3265,14 @@ static int ext4_fill_super(struct super_block *sb, void *data, int silent)
* Test whether we have more sectors than will fit in sector_t,
* and whether the max offset is addressable by the page cache.
ret = generic_check_addressable(sb->s_blocksize_bits,
err = generic_check_addressable(sb->s_blocksize_bits,
if (ret) {
if (err) {
ext4_msg(sb, KERN_ERR, "filesystem"
" too large to mount safely on this system");
if (sizeof(sector_t) < 8)
ext4_msg(sb, KERN_WARNING, "CONFIG_LBDAF not enabled");
ret = err;
goto failed_mount;
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