[PATCH] Fix ext2 readdir f_pos re-validation logic

This fixes not one, but _two_, silly (but admittedly hard to hit) bugs
in the ext2 filesystem "readdir()" function.  It also cleans up the code
to avoid the unnecessary goto mess.

The bugs were related to re-valiating the f_pos value after somebody had
either done an "lseek()" on the directory to an invalid offset, or when
the offset had become invalid due to a file being unlinked in the
directory.  The code would not only set the f_version too eagerly, it
would also not update f_pos appropriately for when the offset fixup took

When that happened, we'd occasionally subsequently fail the readdir()
even when we shouldn't (no real harm done, but an ugly printk, and
obviously you would end up not necessarily seeing all entries).

Thanks to Masoud Sharbiani <masouds@google.com> who noticed the problem
and had a test-case for it, and also fixed up a thinko in the first
version of this patch.

Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Acked-by: Masoud Sharbiani <masouds@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
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