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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net/ipv4: Eliminate kstrdup memory leak
From: Julia Lawall <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 21:47:43 +0200

> The string clone is only used as a temporary copy of the argument val
> within the while loop, and so it should be freed before leaving the
> function. The call to strsep, however, modifies clone, so a pointer to the
> front of the string is kept in saved_clone, to make it possible to free it.
> The sematic match that finds this problem is as follows:
> (
> Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <>

Applied, thanks!

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