Hi!

> > > + /*
> > > +  * on-disk error, let's only BUG_ON in the debugging mode.
> > > +  * otherwise, it will return 1 to just skip the invalid name
> > > +  * and go on (in consideration of the lookup performance).
> > > +  */
> > > + DBG_BUGON(qd->name > qd->end);
> > 
> > I believe you should check for errors in non-debug mode, too.
> 
> Thanks for your kindly reply!
> 
> The following is just my personal thought... If I am wrong, please
> kindly point out...
> 
> As you can see, this is a new prefixed string binary search algorithm
> which can provide similar performance with hashed approach (but no
> need to store hash value at all), so I really care about its lookup
> performance.
> 
> There is something needing to be concerned, is, whether namei() should
> report any potential on-disk issues or just return -ENOENT for these
> corrupted dirs, I think I tend to use the latter one.

-ENOENT is okay for corrupted directories, as long as corrupted
directories do not cause some kind of security bugs (memory
corruption, crashes, ...)


Best regards,
                                                                Pavel
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