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From: "Tobin C. Harding" <>
To: Chris Mason <>, Josef Bacik <>,
	David Sterba <>
Cc: "Tobin C. Harding" <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,,
Subject: [PATCH 0/2] Fix kobject error path memleaks
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 13:39:10 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)


Is it ok to send patches during the merge window?  Applies on top of
Linus' mainline tag: v5.1, happy to rebase if there are conflicts.

While auditing kobject_init_and_add() calls throughout the kernel it was
found that btrfs potentially has a couple of memleaks in the error path
code for kobject_init_and_add().

Failing calls to kobject_init_and_add() should be followed by a call to
kobject_put() since kobject_init_and_add() always calls kobject_init().

Of note, adding kobject_put() causes the release method to be called if
kobject_init_and_add() fails.  For patch #1 this means we don't have to
manually free the space_info or call percpu_counter_destroy() since
these are both done by the release method.  In the second patch, I
believe the added call to kobject_put() fits in with the fs_devices
lifecycle assumptions of open_ctree() but please could you review since
I am new to this code.

CC'ing the kobject maintainers/reviewers also.


Tobin C. Harding (2):
  fs: btrfs: Fix error path kobject memory leak
  fs: btrfs: Don't leak memory when failing add fsid

 fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c | 3 +--
 fs/btrfs/sysfs.c       | 7 ++++++-
 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)


             reply	other threads:[~2019-05-13  3:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-13  3:39 Tobin C. Harding [this message]
2019-05-13  3:39 ` [PATCH 1/2] fs: btrfs: Fix error path kobject memory leak Tobin C. Harding
2019-05-13  5:59   ` Nikolay Borisov
2019-05-13  7:11     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-05-13  3:39 ` [PATCH 2/2] fs: btrfs: Don't leak memory when failing add fsid Tobin C. Harding
2019-05-13  6:04   ` Nikolay Borisov
2019-05-13 10:57     ` Tobin C. Harding
2019-05-13  7:12   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-05-13 17:47 ` [PATCH 0/2] Fix kobject error path memleaks David Sterba

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