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SubjectRe: Possible memory leak via slub kmem_cache_create
Em Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 09:51:50AM +0000, Catalin Marinas escreveu:
> On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 13:22 -0600, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > proto_register could add another field somewhere and store the pointer to
> > the name there? Then free the string on proto_unregister.
> The patch below fixes this issue for proto_register. There is another
> similar case in net/dccp/ccid.c. I cc'ed the person who added the
> original proto_register code and he also seems to be the DCCP
> maintainer.
>
> My point is that the API is slightly different when slub is used since
> kmem_cache_name is no longer guaranteed to return the same pointer
> passed to kmem_cache_create. Maybe a documentation update:
>
> diff --git a/mm/slab.c b/mm/slab.c
> index ea76bcb..9723a72 100644
> --- a/mm/slab.c
> +++ b/mm/slab.c
> @@ -2124,6 +2124,8 @@ static int __init_refok setup_cpu_cache(struct kmem_cache
> *
> * @name must be valid until the cache is destroyed. This implies that
> * the module calling this has to destroy the cache before getting unloaded.
> + * Note that kmem_cache_name() is not guaranteed to return the same pointer,
> + * therefore applications must manage it themselves.
> *
> * The flags are
> *
>
> And the proto_register fix below (if it looks alright, I'll submit it
> separately):
>
>
> Fix memory leak in the proto_register function
>
> From: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
>
> If the slub allocator is used, kmem_cache_create() may merge two or more
> kmem_cache's into one but the cache name pointer is not updated and
> kmem_cache_name() is no longer guaranteed to return the pointer passed
> to the former function. This patch stores the kmalloc'ed pointers in the
> corresponding request_sock_ops and timewait_sock_ops structures.
>
> Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>

Thanks, when I wrote this there X was only 'a' in slXb :-)

Acked-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>


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