Re: [PATCH] af_unix: Use kfree for addresses in unix_bind

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Thu Jan 14 2016 - 13:00:41 EST

On Thu, 2016-01-14 at 16:22 +0000, Rainer Weikusat wrote:
> Use kfree instead of unix_release_addr when freeing newly-allocated
> unix_address structures after binding the socket failed. The second
> function does an atomic_dec_and_test in order to free the address once
> its reference count falls to zero which isn't necessary for the
> unix_bind error path as the new structure wasn't published yet. 'Using
> kfree' is also how unix_autobind handles this case.
> Signed-off-by: Rainer Weikusat <rweikusat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---

This looks net-next material ?

net-next tree is closed during merge window.

Not sure what you gain by optimizing error paths ...