Commit d85b399b authored by Al Viro's avatar Al Viro
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fix proc_fill_cache() in case of d_alloc_parallel() failure

If d_alloc_parallel() returns ERR_PTR(...), we don't want to dput()
that.  Small reorganization allows to have all error-in-lookup
cases rejoin the main codepath after dput(child), avoiding the
entire problem.

Spotted-by: default avatarTetsuo Handa <>
Fixes: 0168b9e3

 "procfs: switch instantiate_t to d_splice_alias()"
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
parent 888e2b03
......@@ -1891,19 +1891,19 @@ bool proc_fill_cache(struct file *file, struct dir_context *ctx,
struct dentry *res;
res = instantiate(child, task, ptr);
if (IS_ERR(res))
goto end_instantiate;
if (unlikely(res)) {
child = res;
if (IS_ERR(child))
goto end_instantiate;
inode = d_inode(child);
ino = inode->i_ino;
type = inode->i_mode >> 12;
return dir_emit(ctx, name, len, ino, type);
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