Re: tty: memory leak in tty_register_driver

From: Paul Bolle
Date: Sat Feb 27 2016 - 16:27:23 EST

(I was AFK this week. So my reply is a bit late.)

On ma, 2016-02-22 at 10:53 +0100, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:45 PM, Paul Bolle <pebolle@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Fascinating issue. Makes zero sense to me. sysfs_init? Anyhow, since
> > the
> > people actually familiar with this code have stayed silent until
> > now, I
> > have some obvious questions:
> > - does this only trigger with line discipline N_GSM0710?
> > - is this a new issue or do older trees also trigger it (in other
> > words: have you tried bisecting this)?
> I can say that it does not happen with 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7.

Side note: 4 (N_STRIP) is unused. As are 8 (N_MASC), 10
(N_PROFIBUS_FDL), and 12 (N_SMSBLOCK). So you could as well skip these
for syzkaller's tests.

> So there are
> chances that it is N_GSM0710-specific. 5 and 6 trigger lots of leaks,
> but they are different. I did not try to bisect it.

I've looked into this the previous week (because your reproducer
resembled the code that triggered the recent N_GIGASET_M101 leak). I was
unable to reproduce the issue myself. And, as far as I can remember now,
N_GSM0710's open() operation is rather non-trivial. So I soon gave up on
hoping to find a leak or any other obvious issue by, well, reviewing the
code involved. Sorry about that.


Paul Bolle