Commit 5f9f48f5 authored by Rakesh Pandit's avatar Rakesh Pandit Committed by Linus Torvalds

bfs: fix sanity checks for empty files

Mount fails if file system image has empty files because of sanity check
while reading superblock.  For empty files disk offset to end of file
(i_eoffset) is cpu_to_le32(-1).  Sanity check comparison, which compares
disk offset with file system size isn't valid for this value and hence
is ignored with this patch.

Steps to reproduce:

  $  dd if=/dev/zero of=bfs-image count=204800
  $  mkfs.bfs bfs-image
  $  mkdir bfs-mount-point
  $  sudo mount -t bfs -o loop bfs-image bfs-mount-point/
  $  cd bfs-mount-point/
  $  sudo touch a
  $  cd ..
  $  sudo umount bfs-mount-point/
  $  sudo mount -t bfs -o loop bfs-image bfs-mount-point/
  mount: /dev/loop0: can't read superblock

  $  dmesg
  [25526.689580] BFS-fs: bfs_fill_super(): Inode 0x00000003 corrupted

Tigran said:
 "If you had created the filesystem with the proper mkfs under SCO
  UnixWare 7 you (probably) wouldn't encounter this issue. But since
  commercial Unix-es are now part of history and the only proper way is
  the Linux mkfs.bfs utility, your patch is fine"

Link: default avatarRakesh Pandit <>
Acked-by: default avatarTigran Aivazian <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent ee7998c5
......@@ -419,7 +419,7 @@ static int bfs_fill_super(struct super_block *s, void *data, int silent)
if (i_sblock > info->si_blocks ||
i_eblock > info->si_blocks ||
i_sblock > i_eblock ||
i_eoff > s_size ||
(i_eoff != le32_to_cpu(-1) && i_eoff > s_size) ||
i_sblock * BFS_BSIZE > i_eoff) {
printf("Inode 0x%08x corrupted\n", i);
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