[PATCH 5.6 031/126] configfs: fix config_item refcnt leak in configfs_rmdir()

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue May 26 2020 - 15:14:01 EST

From: Xiyu Yang <xiyuyang19@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit 8aebfffacfa379ba400da573a5bf9e49634e38cb ]

configfs_rmdir() invokes configfs_get_config_item(), which returns a
reference of the specified config_item object to "parent_item" with
increased refcnt.

When configfs_rmdir() returns, local variable "parent_item" becomes
invalid, so the refcount should be decreased to keep refcount balanced.

The reference counting issue happens in one exception handling path of
configfs_rmdir(). When down_write_killable() fails, the function forgets
to decrease the refcnt increased by configfs_get_config_item(), causing
a refcnt leak.

Fix this issue by calling config_item_put() when down_write_killable()

Signed-off-by: Xiyu Yang <xiyuyang19@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Xin Tan <tanxin.ctf@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@xxxxxxxxxx>
fs/configfs/dir.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/fs/configfs/dir.c b/fs/configfs/dir.c
index cf7b7e1d5bd7..cb733652ecca 100644
--- a/fs/configfs/dir.c
+++ b/fs/configfs/dir.c
@@ -1519,6 +1519,7 @@ static int configfs_rmdir(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry)
+ config_item_put(parent_item);
return -EINTR;
frag->frag_dead = true;