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* [PATCH] Fix uninitialized variable use in mm/memcontrol.c::mem_cgroup_move_parent()
@ 2011-01-22 19:51 Jesper Juhl
  2011-01-24  0:08 ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Jesper Juhl @ 2011-01-22 19:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-mm
  Cc: linux-kernel, Balbir Singh, Daisuke Nishimura, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki,
	Pavel Emelianov, Kirill A. Shutemov

In mm/memcontrol.c::mem_cgroup_move_parent() there's a path that jumps to 
the 'put_back' label
  	ret = __mem_cgroup_try_charge(NULL, gfp_mask, &parent, false, charge);
  	if (ret || !parent)
  		goto put_back;
 where we'll 
  	if (charge > PAGE_SIZE)
  		compound_unlock_irqrestore(page, flags);
but, we have not assigned anything to 'flags' at this point, nor have we 
called 'compound_lock_irqsave()' (which is what sets 'flags').
So, I believe the 'put_back' label should be moved below the call to 
compound_unlock_irqrestore() as per this patch. 

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <>
 memcontrol.c |    3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

  compile tested only.

diff --git a/mm/memcontrol.c b/mm/memcontrol.c
index db76ef7..4fcf47a 100644
--- a/mm/memcontrol.c
+++ b/mm/memcontrol.c
@@ -2292,9 +2292,10 @@ static int mem_cgroup_move_parent(struct page_cgroup *pc,
 	ret = mem_cgroup_move_account(pc, child, parent, true, charge);
 	if (ret)
 		mem_cgroup_cancel_charge(parent, charge);
 	if (charge > PAGE_SIZE)
 		compound_unlock_irqrestore(page, flags);

Jesper Juhl <>  
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Plain text mails only, please.

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