btrfs: properly set the termination value of ctx->pos in readdir

The value of ctx->pos in the last readdir call is supposed to be set to
INT_MAX due to 32bit compatibility, unless 'pos' is intentially set to a
larger value, then it's LLONG_MAX.

There's a report from PaX SIZE_OVERFLOW plugin that "ctx->pos++"
overflows (, on a
64bit arch, where the value is 0x7fffffffffffffff ie. LLONG_MAX before
the increment.

We can get to that situation like that:

* emit all regular readdir entries
* still in the same call to readdir, bump the last pos to INT_MAX
* next call to readdir will not emit any entries, but will reach the
  bump code again, finds pos to be INT_MAX and sets it to LLONG_MAX

Normally this is not a problem, but if we call readdir again, we'll find
'pos' set to LLONG_MAX and the unconditional increment will overflow.

The report from Victor at
( with debugging
print shows that pattern:

 Overflow: e
 Overflow: 7fffffff
 Overflow: 7fffffffffffffff
 PAX: size overflow detected in function btrfs_real_readdir
   fs/btrfs/inode.c:5760 cicus.935_282 max, count: 9, decl: pos; num: 0;
   context: dir_context;
 CPU: 0 PID: 2630 Comm: polkitd Not tainted 4.2.3-grsec #1
 Hardware name: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H81ND2H/H81ND2H, BIOS F3 08/11/2015
  ffffffff81901608 0000000000000000 ffffffff819015e6 ffffc90004973d48
  ffffffff81742f0f 0000000000000007 ffffffff81901608 ffffc90004973d78
  ffffffff811cb706 0000000000000000 ffff8800d47359e0 ffffc90004973ed8
 Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff81742f0f>] dump_stack+0x4c/0x7f
  [<ffffffff811cb706>] report_size_overflow+0x36/0x40
  [<ffffffff812ef0bc>] btrfs_real_readdir+0x69c/0x6d0
  [<ffffffff811dafc8>] iterate_dir+0xa8/0x150
  [<ffffffff811e6d8d>] ? __fget_light+0x2d/0x70
  [<ffffffff811dba3a>] SyS_getdents+0xba/0x1c0
 Overflow: 1a
  [<ffffffff811db070>] ? iterate_dir+0x150/0x150
  [<ffffffff81749b69>] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x12/0x83

The jump from 7fffffff to 7fffffffffffffff happens when new dir entries
are not yet synced and are processed from the delayed list. Then the code
could go to the bump section again even though it might not emit any new
dir entries from the delayed list.

The fix avoids entering the "bump" section again once we've finished
emitting the entries, both for synced and delayed entries.

Reported-by: Victor <>
Signed-off-by: David Sterba <>
Tested-by: Holger Hoffstätte <>
Signed-off-by: Chris Mason <>
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