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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kobject: Fix kobject_set_name_vargs()
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 05:15, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 09:50:52PM +0100, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>> In case of kvasprintf() failure, we can leak old kobject name.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
>> ---
>> diff --git a/lib/kobject.c b/lib/kobject.c
>> index 8115eb1..1247c57 100644
>> --- a/lib/kobject.c
>> +++ b/lib/kobject.c
>> @@ -222,8 +222,10 @@ int kobject_set_name_vargs(struct kobject *kobj, const char *fmt,
>>               return 0;
>>
>>       kobj->name = kvasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, fmt, vargs);
>> -     if (!kobj->name)
>> +     if (!kobj->name) {
>> +             kobj->name = old_name;
>>               return -ENOMEM;
>> +     }
>
> Are you sure?  I think we've been over this very thing many times in the
> past...
>
> Kay, I can't recall the issue here, can you?

I think we just lost attention to it, and never made a final decision.
There have been some issues, I also don't really remember.

I myself have an unsubmitted patch for this problem here since 9 months:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/kay/patches.git;a=blob;f=kobj-leak.patch;hb=HEAD

Seems, we should start thinking about the problem again. And if we
decide to do nothing at least add a comment why we don't. :)

Thanks,
Kay
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