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Subject[088/152] inotify: stop kernel memory leak on file creation failure
2.6.36-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Eric Paris <>

commit a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab upstream.

If inotify_init is unable to allocate a new file for the new inotify
group we leak the new group. This patch drops the reference on the
group on file allocation failure.

Reported-by: Vegard Nossum <>
Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
+++ b/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
@@ -751,6 +751,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE1(inotify_init1, int, flag
if (ret >= 0)
return ret;

+ fsnotify_put_group(group);

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