Description of problem:
There is a typo here. We should be testing "*dentry" instead of "dentry". If
"*dentry" is an ERR_PTR, it gets dereferenced in either mkdir() or create()
which would cause an OOPs.
This bug has been in the kernel since 2.6.14-rc2 via b67dbf9d.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **