cifs_get_link(): bail out in unsafe case

->d_revalidate() bails out there, anyway.  It's not enough
to prevent getting into ->get_link() in RCU mode, but that
could happen only in a very contrieved setup.  Not worth
trying to do anything fancy here unless ->d_revalidate()
stops kicking out of RCU mode at least in some cases.

Reviewed-by: Christian Brauner <>
Acked-by: Miklos Szeredi <>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
diff --git a/fs/smb/client/cifsfs.c b/fs/smb/client/cifsfs.c
index e902de4..630e746 100644
--- a/fs/smb/client/cifsfs.c
+++ b/fs/smb/client/cifsfs.c
@@ -1172,6 +1172,9 @@
 	char *target_path;
+	if (!dentry)
+		return ERR_PTR(-ECHILD);
 	target_path = kmalloc(PATH_MAX, GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!target_path)
 		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);