Re: [PATCH 4/5] fs: efs: fix possible memory leak

From: Sudip Mukherjee
Date: Wed Feb 18 2015 - 08:56:32 EST

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 07:31:01PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 02:32:21PM +0530, Sudip Mukherjee wrote:
> The hell we are not - unlike ->put_super(), ->kill_sb() is *always*
> called, even when fill_super() fails halfway through. Exactly because
> it makes for simpler cleanup requirements on failure exits in said
> fill_super(). And we have
> static void efs_kill_sb(struct super_block *s)
> {
> struct efs_sb_info *sbi = SUPER_INFO(s);
> kill_block_super(s);
> kfree(sbi);
> }
> for ->kill_sb() there, so sbi will *not* leak.
thanks for explaining this. I was seeing the code in the fat and was trying to figure out why this in efs was not released.
i was have one more doubt about efs_iget() but that also is actually cleared with this.


> NAK. This patch not only complicates efs_fill_super() for no good reason,
> it ends up with double kfree() on those failure exits - ->s_fs_info is
> left pointing to freed memory and efs_kill_sb() does kfree() again.
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