[PATCH 2/3] tracing: Fix memory leak in set_trigger_filter()

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 - 13:55:53 EST

From: "Steven Rostedt (VMware)" <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>

When create_event_filter() fails in set_trigger_filter(), the filter may
still be allocated and needs to be freed. The caller expects the
data->filter to be updated with the new filter, even if the new filter
failed (we could add an error message by setting set_str parameter of
create_event_filter(), but that's another update).

But because the error would just exit, filter was left hanging and
nothing could free it.

Found by kmemleak detector.

Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Fixes: bac5fb97a173a ("tracing: Add and use generic set_trigger_filter() implementation")
Reviewed-by: Tom Zanussi <tom.zanussi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/trace/trace_events_trigger.c | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_events_trigger.c b/kernel/trace/trace_events_trigger.c
index 2152d1e530cb..cd12ecb66eb9 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace_events_trigger.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace_events_trigger.c
@@ -732,8 +732,10 @@ int set_trigger_filter(char *filter_str,

/* The filter is for the 'trigger' event, not the triggered event */
ret = create_event_filter(file->event_call, filter_str, false, &filter);
- if (ret)
- goto out;
+ /*
+ * If create_event_filter() fails, filter still needs to be freed.
+ * Which the calling code will do with data->filter.
+ */
tmp = rcu_access_pointer(data->filter);