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@ 2020-01-06 13:17 Colin King
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From: Colin King @ 2020-01-06 13:17 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Trond Myklebust, Anna Schumaker, Scott Mayhew, David Howells,
	Al Viro, linux-nfs
  Cc: kernel-janitors, linux-kernel

From: Colin Ian King <>

Currently the allocation of buf is not being null checked and
a null pointer dereference can occur when the memory allocation fails.
Fix this by adding a check and returning -ENOMEM.

Addresses-Coverity: ("Dereference null return")
Fixes: 6d972518b821 ("NFS: Add fs_context support.")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
 fs/nfs/nfs4namespace.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/nfs/nfs4namespace.c b/fs/nfs/nfs4namespace.c
index 10e9e1887841..de6875a9b391 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/nfs4namespace.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/nfs4namespace.c
@@ -137,6 +137,9 @@ static int nfs4_validate_fspath(struct dentry *dentry,
 	int n;
 	buf = kmalloc(4096, GFP_KERNEL);
+	if (!buf)
+		return -ENOMEM;
 	path = nfs4_path(dentry, buf, 4096);
 	if (IS_ERR(path)) {

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