Re: [PATCH 4.19] dmaengine: at_hdmac: Fix memory leak

From: Tudor.Ambarus
Date: Wed Sep 23 2020 - 04:13:10 EST

Hi, Pavel,

On 9/20/20 11:28 AM, Pavel Machek wrote:
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> This fixes memory leak in at_hdmac. Mainline does not have the same
> problem.
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek (CIP) <pavel@xxxxxxx>
> diff --git a/drivers/dma/at_hdmac.c b/drivers/dma/at_hdmac.c
> index 86427f6ba78c..0847b2055857 100644
> --- a/drivers/dma/at_hdmac.c
> +++ b/drivers/dma/at_hdmac.c
> @@ -1714,8 +1714,10 @@ static struct dma_chan *at_dma_xlate(struct of_phandle_args *dma_spec,
> atslave->dma_dev = &dmac_pdev->dev;
> chan = dma_request_channel(mask, at_dma_filter, atslave);
> - if (!chan)
> + if (!chan) {
> + kfree(atslave);
> return NULL;
> + }

Thanks for submitting this to stable. While the fix is good, you can instead
cherry-pick the commit that hit upstream. In order to do that cleanly on top
of v4.19.145, you have to pick two other fixes:

commit a6e7f19c9100 ("dmaengine: at_hdmac: Substitute kzalloc with kmalloc")
commit 3832b78b3ec2 ("dmaengine: at_hdmac: add missing put_device() call in at_dma_xlate()")
commit a6e7f19c9100 ("dmaengine: at_hdmac: Substitute kzalloc with kmalloc")

There are also some locking/deadlock fixes in mainline for this driver,
depending on the time you can allocate for this, the list of patches can increase.
I should have Cc'ed stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in the first place, my bad.

Also it may worth to read the rules for submitting to stable at: