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Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:38:45 -0700
From: Kees Cook <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: ext4: init timer earlier to avoid a kernel
 panic in __save_error_info

This came to our attention:;a=commitdiff;h=0449641130f5
by way of and

"During mount, when we fail to open journal inode or root inode, the
__save_error_info will mod_timer. But actually s_err_report isn't
initialized yet and the kernel oops."



Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team

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