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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix "notes" kobject leak
On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 12:42:25PM +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 08:51:05AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 09:45:22AM +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> > > On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 10:43:43PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > > > On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 08:42:46AM +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> > > > > size-32: 3511 kvasprintf+0x57/0x90
> > > > > size-64: 3059 kobject_create+0x1c/0x40
> > > > >
> > > > > These two buddies increase after every "modprobe; rmmod" sequence.
> > > >
> > > > Do they also do so in mainline?
> > >
> > > Yep, same bug in mainline.
> >
> > Not good. Does 2.6.26 show this as well?
>
> Uh-oh, this was actually 10-minute exercise.
>
>
>
> [PATCH] Fix "notes" kobject leak
>
> It happens every rmmod if KALLSYMS=y and SYSFS=y.
>
> # modprobe foo
>
> kobject: 'foo' (ffffffffa00743d0): kobject_add_internal: parent: 'module', set: 'module'
> kobject: 'holders' (ffff88017e7c5770): kobject_add_internal: parent: 'foo', set: '<NULL>'
> kobject: 'foo' (ffffffffa00743d0): kobject_uevent_env
> kobject: 'foo' (ffffffffa00743d0): fill_kobj_path: path = '/module/foo'
> kobject: 'notes' (ffff88017fa9b668): kobject_add_internal: parent: 'foo', set: '<NULL>'
> ^^^^^
>
> # rmmod foo
>
> kobject: 'holders' (ffff88017e7c5770): kobject_cleanup
> kobject: 'holders' (ffff88017e7c5770): auto cleanup kobject_del
> kobject: 'holders' (ffff88017e7c5770): calling ktype release
> kobject: (ffff88017e7c5770): dynamic_kobj_release
> kobject: 'holders': free name
> kobject: 'foo' (ffffffffa00743d0): kobject_cleanup
> kobject: 'foo' (ffffffffa00743d0): does not have a release() function, it is broken and must be fixed.
> kobject: 'foo' (ffffffffa00743d0): auto cleanup 'remove' event
> kobject: 'foo' (ffffffffa00743d0): kobject_uevent_env
> kobject: 'foo' (ffffffffa00743d0): fill_kobj_path: path = '/module/foo'
> kobject: 'foo' (ffffffffa00743d0): auto cleanup kobject_del
> kobject: 'foo': free name
>
> [whooops]
>
> Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
> ---
>
> kernel/module.c | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> --- a/kernel/module.c
> +++ b/kernel/module.c
> @@ -1174,6 +1174,7 @@ static void free_notes_attrs(struct module_notes_attrs *notes_attrs,
> sysfs_remove_bin_file(notes_attrs->dir,
> &notes_attrs->attrs[i]);
> kobject_del(notes_attrs->dir);
> + kobject_put(notes_attrs->dir);

Hm, no, that should just be a call to kobject_put() instead of
kobject_del(), can you try that instead and see if that solves the issue
(am at a conference and can't test that at the moment, sorry.)

thanks,

greg k-h


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