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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: kvfree the swap cluster info if the swap file is unsatisfactory
On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Darrick J. Wong wrote:

> If initializing a small swap file fails because the swap file has a
> problem (holes, etc.) then we need to free the cluster info as part of
> cleanup. Unfortunately a previous patch changed the code to use
> kvzalloc but did not change all the vfree calls to use kvfree.

Hopefully this can make it into 4.13.

Fixes: 54f180d3c181 ("mm, swap: use kvzalloc to allocate some swap data structures")
Cc: [4.12]

> Found by running generic/357 from xfstests.
> Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <>

Acked-by: David Rientjes <>

But I think there's also a memory leak and we need this on top of your

mm, swapfile: fix swapon frontswap_map memory leak on error

Free frontswap_map if an error is encountered before enable_swap_info().

Signed-off-by: David Rientjes <>
mm/swapfile.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/mm/swapfile.c b/mm/swapfile.c
--- a/mm/swapfile.c
+++ b/mm/swapfile.c
@@ -3053,6 +3053,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(swapon, const char __user *, specialfile, int, swap_flags)
+ kvfree(frontswap_map);
if (swap_file) {
if (inode && S_ISREG(inode->i_mode)) {
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