Commit 2d3145f8 authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds
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early init: fix error handling when opening /dev/console

The comment says "this should never fail", but it definitely can fail
when you have odd initial boot filesystems, or kernel configurations.

So get the error handling right: filp_open() returns an error pointer.

Reported-by: default avatarJesse Barnes <>
Reported-by: default avataryouling 257 <>
Fixes: 8243186f

 ("fs: remove ksys_dup()")
Cc: Dominik Brodowski <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 58d90a04
......@@ -1163,7 +1163,7 @@ void console_on_rootfs(void)
/* Open /dev/console in kernelspace, this should never fail */
file = filp_open("/dev/console", O_RDWR, 0);
if (!file)
if (IS_ERR(file))
goto err_out;
/* create stdin/stdout/stderr, this should never fail */
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