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From: David Sterba <>
To: "Tobin C. Harding" <>
Cc: Chris Mason <>, Josef Bacik <>,
	David Sterba <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Fix kobject error path memleaks
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 19:47:07 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 01:39:10PM +1000, Tobin C. Harding wrote:
> Is it ok to send patches during the merge window?

Yes (depends on subsystem), the feedback for patches that are not fixes
could be delayed after the merge window closes.

> 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.

We use the cleanup-after-error pattern where it's up to the callee to
clean up, so it's right to do it like as you did. Patches added to the
queue that's for 5.2-rcX. Thanks.

      parent reply	other threads:[~2019-05-13 17:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-13  3:39 Tobin C. Harding
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 ` David Sterba [this message]

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