Commit b1d6590d authored by Heiko Schocher's avatar Heiko Schocher
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ubifs: fix memory corruption in super.c

In list "super_blocks" ubifs collects allocated super_block
structs. U-Boot frees on unmount the allocated struct,
so the pointer stored in this list is free after the umount.
On a new ubifs mount, the new allocated super_block struct
get inserted into the super_blocks list ... which contains
now a freed pointer, and the list_add_tail() corrupts the
freed memory ...

2 solutions are possible:
- remove the super_block from the super_blocks list
  on umount

- as U-Boot does not use the super_blocks list ...
  remove it complete for U-Boot.

Both solutions should not introduce problems for porting
to newer linux version, so this patch removes the unused
super_blocks list, as it saves code size and execution
Signed-off-by: default avatarHeiko Schocher <>
parent 68fc4490
......@@ -48,7 +48,6 @@ struct vfsmount;
struct super_block *ubifs_sb;
static struct inode *inodes_locked_down[INODE_LOCKED_MAX];
......@@ -2425,10 +2424,10 @@ retry:
s->s_type = type;
#ifndef __UBOOT__
strlcpy(s->s_id, type->name, sizeof(s->s_id));
list_add_tail(&s->s_list, &super_blocks);
strncpy(s->s_id, type->name, sizeof(s->s_id));
list_add_tail(&s->s_list, &super_blocks);
hlist_add_head(&s->s_instances, &type->fs_supers);
#ifndef __UBOOT__
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