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From: Gen Zhang <>
Subject: [Patch] slub: Fix a missing-check bug in mm/slub.c file of Linux 5.1.1
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 22:18:31 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190513141831.GA9502@zhanggen-UX430UQ> (raw)

Pointer s is allocated with kmem_cache_zalloc(). And s is used in the 
follwoing codes. However, when kmem_cache_zalloc fails, using s will
cause null pointer dereference and the kernel will go wrong. Thus we 
check whether the kmem_cache_zalloc fails.

Signed-off-by: Gen Zhang <>

--- mm/slub.c
+++ mm/slub.c
@@ -4201,6 +4201,8 @@ static struct kmem_cache * __init bootst
 	int node;
 	struct kmem_cache *s = kmem_cache_zalloc(kmem_cache, GFP_NOWAIT);
+	if (!s)
+		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
 	struct kmem_cache_node *n;
 	memcpy(s, static_cache, kmem_cache->object_size);

             reply	other threads:[~2019-05-13 14:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-13 14:18 Gen Zhang [this message]
2019-05-15  6:44 Gen Zhang
2019-05-19  4:43 ` David Rientjes

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