Commit 44d51706 authored by Mikulas Patocka's avatar Mikulas Patocka Committed by Linus Torvalds
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hpfs: fix remount failure when there are no options changed

Commit ce657611 ("hpfs: kstrdup() out of memory handling") checks if
the kstrdup function returns NULL due to out-of-memory condition.

However, if we are remounting a filesystem with no change to
filesystem-specific options, the parameter data is NULL.  In this case,
kstrdup returns NULL (because it was passed NULL parameter), although no
out of memory condition exists.  The mount syscall then fails with

This patch fixes the bug.  We fail with ENOMEM only if data is non-NULL.

The patch also changes the call to replace_mount_options - if we didn't
pass any filesystem-specific options, we don't call
replace_mount_options (thus we don't erase existing reported options).

Fixes: ce657611

 ("hpfs: kstrdup() out of memory handling")
Signed-off-by: default avatarMikulas Patocka <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 4029632c
......@@ -455,7 +455,7 @@ static int hpfs_remount_fs(struct super_block *s, int *flags, char *data)
struct hpfs_sb_info *sbi = hpfs_sb(s);
char *new_opts = kstrdup(data, GFP_KERNEL);
if (!new_opts)
if (data && !new_opts)
return -ENOMEM;
......@@ -493,7 +493,8 @@ static int hpfs_remount_fs(struct super_block *s, int *flags, char *data)
if (!(*flags & MS_RDONLY)) mark_dirty(s, 1);
replace_mount_options(s, new_opts);
if (new_opts)
replace_mount_options(s, new_opts);
return 0;
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