cvs commit: src/sys/fs/msdosfs direntry.h msdosfs_conv.c msdosfs_lookup.c msdosfs_vnops.c

Bruce Evans bde at
Fri Aug 31 15:29:56 PDT 2007

bde         2007-08-31 22:29:55 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/fs/msdosfs       direntry.h msdosfs_conv.c 
                         msdosfs_lookup.c msdosfs_vnops.c 
  Fix races in msdosfs_lookup() and msdosfs_readdir().  These functions
  can easily block in bread(), and then there was nothing to prevent the
  static buffer (nambuf_{ptr,len,last_id}) being clobbered by another
  The effects of the bug seem to have been limited to failed lookups and
  mangled names in readdir(), since Giant locking provides enough
  serialization to prevent concurrent calls to the functions that access
  the buffer.  They were very obvious for multiple concurrent tree walks,
  especially with a small cluster size.
  The bug was introduced in msdosfs_conv.c 1.34 and associated changes,
  and is in all releases starting with 5.2.
  The fix is to allocate the buffer as a local variable and pass around
  pointers to it like "_r" functions in libc do.  Stack use from this
  is large but not too large.  This also fixes a memory leak on module
  Reviewed by:    kib
  Approved by:    re (kensmith)
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.24      +12 -5     src/sys/fs/msdosfs/direntry.h
  1.53      +35 -41    src/sys/fs/msdosfs/msdosfs_conv.c
  1.51      +9 -9      src/sys/fs/msdosfs/msdosfs_lookup.c
  1.179     +8 -7      src/sys/fs/msdosfs/msdosfs_vnops.c

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