Commit b5748643 authored by David Woodhouse's avatar David Woodhouse Committed by Linus Torvalds

JFFS2 locking regression fix.

Commit a491486a introduced a locking
problem in JFFS2 -- we up() the alloc_sem when we weren't previously
holding it. This leads to all kinds of fun behaviour later.

There was a _reason_ for the
	if (1 /* alternative path needs testing */ ||
which the above-mentioned commit removed :)

Discovered and debugged by Giulio Fedel <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Woodhouse <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 20462193
......@@ -566,6 +566,9 @@ int jffs2_do_unlink(struct jffs2_sb_info *c, struct jffs2_inode_info *dir_f,
struct jffs2_full_dirent **prev = &dir_f->dents;
uint32_t nhash = full_name_hash(name, namelen);
/* We don't actually want to reserve any space, but we do
want to be holding the alloc_sem when we write to flash */
while ((*prev) && (*prev)->nhash <= nhash) {
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