Commit c328793e authored by Michael Schaller's avatar Michael Schaller Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman
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efivarfs: Replace invalid slashes with exclamation marks in dentries.

commit 336af6a4686d885a067ecea8c3c3dd129ba4fc75 upstream.

Without this patch efivarfs_alloc_dentry creates dentries with slashes in
their name if the respective EFI variable has slashes in its name. This in
turn causes EIO on getdents64, which prevents a complete directory listing
of /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/.

This patch replaces the invalid shlashes with exclamation marks like
kobject_set_name_vargs does for /sys/firmware/efi/vars/ to have consistently
named dentries under /sys/firmware/efi/vars/ and /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Schaller <>

Signed-off-by: default avatarArd Biesheuvel <>
Signed-off-by: default avatardann frazier <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 61ececc8
......@@ -141,6 +141,9 @@ static int efivarfs_callback(efi_char16_t *name16, efi_guid_t vendor,
name[len + EFI_VARIABLE_GUID_LEN+1] = '\0';
/* replace invalid slashes like kobject_set_name_vargs does for /sys/firmware/efi/vars. */
strreplace(name, '/', '!');
inode = efivarfs_get_inode(sb, d_inode(root), S_IFREG | 0644, 0,
if (!inode)
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