[ECOS] RE: RAMFS new problem, access to address 0.
Thu Nov 15 04:18:00 GMT 2001
Anyone ever tried to use the RAM file system and meet the same problem?
Something need to be fixed. What do you think, the author to RAMFS?
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Subject: RAMFS new problem, access to address 0.
The case can be duplicated easily from my ARM7 EB40 board & PC synthetic target.
In running the RAMFS testing program "fileio1" built from the RAMFS test.
(I use block device with external label name).
In "main" of "fileio1.c" for RAMFS testing:
err = chdir( "/" );
This line will cause error which will write to a NULL pointer at 0.
Since EB40 not writable at 0 by default. No fault will be generated.
But in PC synthetic target, a segmentation fault will occur.
ret = cdir_mtab_entry->fs->chdir( cdir_mtab_entry, cdir_dir, NULL, NULL );
Since cyg_dir cdir_dir = CYG_DIR_NULL; as defined in misc.cxx initially.
cdir_dir == 0 as passed to the chdir routine.
Follow the above line, we arrive at "ramfs_chdir" routine.
In which has a line :
dec_refcnt( node );
where node is 0. (take the parameter of cdir_dir).
This line cause the protection fault in subroutine "dec_refcnt".
cdir_dir should be initiallized after a file system is mounted with "/" included.
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