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From: Johannes Berg <>
Cc: Johannes Berg <>
Subject: [PATCH] netlink: fix state reallocation in policy export
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:22:55 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200819122255.6b32aa54d205.I316de8a67c79a393ae1826a1b2dcc08f31b1856e@changeid> (raw)

From: Johannes Berg <>

Evidently, when I did this previously, we didn't have more than
10 policies and didn't run into the reallocation path, because
it's missing a memset() for the unused policies. Fix that.

Fixes: d07dcf9aadd6 ("netlink: add infrastructure to expose policies to userspace")
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <>
 net/netlink/policy.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/netlink/policy.c b/net/netlink/policy.c
index f6491853c797..3f3b421fd70c 100644
--- a/net/netlink/policy.c
+++ b/net/netlink/policy.c
@@ -51,6 +51,9 @@ static int add_policy(struct nl_policy_dump **statep,
 	if (!state)
 		return -ENOMEM;
+	memset(&state->policies[state->n_alloc], 0,
+	       sizeof(state->policies[0]) * (n_alloc - state->n_alloc));
 	state->policies[state->n_alloc].policy = policy;
 	state->policies[state->n_alloc].maxtype = maxtype;
 	state->n_alloc = n_alloc;

             reply	other threads:[~2020-08-19 10:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-19 10:22 Johannes Berg [this message]
2020-08-19 19:10 ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-08-19 19:52   ` Johannes Berg

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