Commit a169d7c8 authored by Mauricio Faria de Oliveira's avatar Mauricio Faria de Oliveira Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

partitions/aix: fix usage of uninitialized lv_info and lvname structures

[ Upstream commit 14cb2c8a6c5dae57ee3e2da10fa3db2b9087e39e ]

The if-block that sets a successful return value in aix_partition()
uses 'lvip[].pps_per_lv' and 'n[].name' potentially uninitialized.

For example, if 'numlvs' is zero or alloc_lvn() fails, neither is
initialized, but are used anyway if alloc_pvd() succeeds after it.

So, make the alloc_pvd() call conditional on their initialization.

This has been hit when attaching an apparently corrupted/stressed
AIX LUN, misleading the kernel to pr_warn() invalid data and hang.

    [...] partition (null) (11 pp's found) is not contiguous
    [...] partition (null) (2 pp's found) is not contiguous
    [...] partition (null) (3 pp's found) is not contiguous
    [...] partition (null) (64 pp's found) is not contiguous

Fixes: 6ceea22b ("partitions: add aix lvm partition support files")
Signed-off-by: default avatarMauricio Faria de Oliveira <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSasha Levin <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 77d3c98f
......@@ -177,7 +177,7 @@ int aix_partition(struct parsed_partitions *state)
u32 vgda_sector = 0;
u32 vgda_len = 0;
int numlvs = 0;
struct pvd *pvd;
struct pvd *pvd = NULL;
struct lv_info {
unsigned short pps_per_lv;
unsigned short pps_found;
......@@ -231,10 +231,11 @@ int aix_partition(struct parsed_partitions *state)
if (lvip[i].pps_per_lv)
foundlvs += 1;
/* pvd loops depend on n[].name and lvip[].pps_per_lv */
pvd = alloc_pvd(state, vgda_sector + 17);
pvd = alloc_pvd(state, vgda_sector + 17);
if (pvd) {
int numpps = be16_to_cpu(pvd->pp_count);
int psn_part1 = be32_to_cpu(pvd->psn_part1);
Markdown is supported
0% or
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment