Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428707
potential reference (and free) to an uninitialized pointer in e2fsck
Last modified: 2008-05-21 11:34:37 EDT
The recent Coverity changes (bug #239354) brought back upstream changes which
included a use of a potentially uninitialized pointer.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
I hit this bug in real life today, on a RHEL5.1 system: the filesystem had
apparently become corrupted after a suspend/resume cycle.
The current e2fsck in RHEL5 (from e2fsprogs-1.39-10.el5_1.1) died with a
segfault in region_free().
After rebuilding the RPM with the above patch from e2fsprogs.git, I was able to
repair the filesystem.
So I think this update needs to get pushed out for RHEL5 when feasible;
otherwise some people will probably end up with unbootable/unfixable systems.
This fix is indeed slated for a RHEL5 update.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.