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hfsplus: fix remount issue

Current implementation of HFS+ driver has small issue with remount
option.  Namely, for example, you are unable to remount from RO mode
into RW mode by means of command "mount -o remount,rw /dev/loop0
/mnt/hfsplus".  Trying to execute sequence of commands results in an
error message:

  mount /dev/loop0 /mnt/hfsplus
  mount -o remount,ro /dev/loop0 /mnt/hfsplus
  mount -o remount,rw /dev/loop0 /mnt/hfsplus

  mount: you must specify the filesystem type

  mount -t hfsplus -o remount,rw /dev/loop0 /mnt/hfsplus

  mount: /mnt/hfsplus not mounted or bad option

The reason of such issue is failure of mount syscall:

  mount("/dev/loop0", "/mnt/hfsplus", 0x2282a60, MS_MGC_VAL|MS_REMOUNT, NULL) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)

Namely, hfsplus_parse_options_remount() method receives empty "input"
argument and return false in such case.  As a result, hfsplus_remount()
returns -EINVAL error code.

This patch fixes the issue by means of return true for the case of empty
"input" argument in hfsplus_parse_options_remount() method.

Signed-off-by: Vyacheslav Dubeyko <>
Cc: Al Viro <>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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1 parent db5d711 commit bd2c00353286d63542a8a0896a8c747f7c880edd @dubeyko dubeyko committed with Mar 3, 2014
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  1. +1 −1 fs/hfsplus/options.c
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ int hfsplus_parse_options_remount(char *input, int *force)
int token;
if (!input)
- return 0;
+ return 1;
while ((p = strsep(&input, ",")) != NULL) {
if (!*p)

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