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SubjectRE: [PATCH] USB: gadget: f_mass_storage: fix in fsg_common_init() error recovery

>> Michal Nazarewicz []
>>> In to places in fsg_common_init() an unconditional call to kfree()
>>> on common was performed in error recovery which is not a valid

>On Wed, 12 May 2010 10:29:02 +0200, Viral Mehta <> wrote:
>> If I am not wrong, common can not be NULL since it was already checked above.
>> 2685 if (!common) {
>> 2686 common = kzalloc(sizeof *common, GFP_KERNEL);
>> 2687 if (!common)
>> 2688 return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
>> 2689 common->free_storage_on_release = 1;

>That is correct but it is not the issue.

>fsg_common_init() as a first argument takes a pointer to a fsg_common
>structure which, if not NULL, is reused and it is then assumed that
>caller is responsible far maintaining allocation and deallocation of
>this structure.

>The idea is that one can do:

>static struct fsg_common fsg_common;
>/* ... */
>fsg_common_init(&fsg_common, cdev, fsg_config);

>or allocate fsg_common structure as a part of a larger structure. In such
>cases kfree() cannot be called on the object. Which case we are dealing
>with is indicated by the common->free_storage_on_release flag.
>fsg_common_release() consults it and either calls or does not call krfee().

Oh, makes sense. All instances has fsg_common_init(0, ...) and so i just missed...

But, still the central idea was, why should we go to whole error_release path which really does removing device file and closing luns and etc.
However, it will not make any difference since curlun->nluns will be zero and so there will be no loop in fsg_common_releas() function.

Apart from that, IMHO,
2894 kfree(common->luns);
should crash in case if your error path is followed.

common->luns is allocd
2712 /* Create the LUNs, open their backing files, and register the
2713 * LUN devices in sysfs. */
2714 curlun = kzalloc(nluns * sizeof *curlun, GFP_KERNEL);
2715 if (!curlun) {
2716 kfree(common);
2717 return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
2718 }



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