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authorRichard Genoud <>2013-08-19 18:30:31 +0200
committerLinus Torvalds <>2013-08-19 09:47:27 -0700
commit94fc5d9de5bd757ad46f0d94bc4ebf617c4487f6 (patch)
parentd6a5e06cd17a3f901231e345e4acc1c3dab9fbb8 (diff)
proc: return on proc_readdir error
Commit f0c3b5093add ("[readdir] convert procfs") introduced a bug on the listing of the proc file-system. The return value of proc_readdir() isn't tested anymore in the proc_root_readdir function. This lead to an "interesting" behaviour when we are using the getdents() system call with a buffer too small: instead of failing, it returns the first entries of /proc (enough to fill the given buffer), plus the PID directories. This is not triggered on glibc (as getdents is called with a 32KB buffer), but on uclibc, the buffer size is only 1KB, thus some proc entries are missing. See for more background. Signed-off-by: Richard Genoud <> Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/proc/root.c b/fs/proc/root.c
index 229e366598da..e0a790da726d 100644
--- a/fs/proc/root.c
+++ b/fs/proc/root.c
@@ -205,7 +205,9 @@ static struct dentry *proc_root_lookup(struct inode * dir, struct dentry * dentr
static int proc_root_readdir(struct file *file, struct dir_context *ctx)
if (ctx->pos < FIRST_PROCESS_ENTRY) {
- proc_readdir(file, ctx);
+ int error = proc_readdir(file, ctx);
+ if (unlikely(error <= 0))
+ return error;