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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Ceph: Fix a use-after-free bug in ceph_destroy_client().
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On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 10:24 PM, Jesper Juhl <jj@chaosbits.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Dec 2010, richard -rw- weinberger wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Jesper Juhl <jj@chaosbits.net> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > In net/ceph/ceph_common.c::ceph_destroy_client() the pointer 'client' is
>> > freed by kfree() and subsequently used in a call to dout() - use after
>> > free bug.
>>
>> Not really. %p reads only the address of "client".
>> kfree() does not alter this address.
>>
>
> Ok, I see your point and you are correct. But still, the patch does not
> change behaviour and it makes it absolutely clear that there's no
> use-after-free bug, so it might still have merit... or?

Your patch does not fix a bug.
I would say it's a style fix.

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> Jesper Juhl <jj@chaosbits.net>            http://www.chaosbits.net/
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> Plain text mails only, please.
>
>



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Thanks,
//richard
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