Commit 2084ac6c authored by Pan Bian's avatar Pan Bian Committed by Al Viro

exportfs: do not read dentry after free

The function dentry_connected calls dput(dentry) to drop the previously
acquired reference to dentry. In this case, dentry can be released.
After that, IS_ROOT(dentry) checks the condition
(dentry == dentry->d_parent), which may result in a use-after-free bug.
This patch directly compares dentry with its parent obtained before
dropping the reference.

Fixes: a056cc89("exportfs: stop retrying once we race with
Signed-off-by: default avatarPan Bian <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
parent 909e22e0
......@@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ static bool dentry_connected(struct dentry *dentry)
struct dentry *parent = dget_parent(dentry);
if (IS_ROOT(dentry)) {
if (dentry == parent) {
return false;
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