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SubjectRe: ext4: fix memory leak in xattr code.
Thanks, applied with a minor bug fix...

- Ted

commit 8484764f97a840df851f4586079f28715f13318e
Author: Dave Jones <>
Date: Sun Sep 22 15:31:00 2013 -0400

ext4: fix memory leak in xattr

If we take the 2nd retry path in ext4_expand_extra_isize_ea, we
potentionally return from the function without having freed these
allocations. If we don't do the return, we over-write the previous
allocation pointers, so we leak either way.

Spotted with Coverity.

[ Fixed by tytso to set is and bs to NULL after freeing these
pointers, in case in the retry loop we later end up triggering an
error causing a jump to cleanup, at which point we could have a double
free bug. -- Ted ]

Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
Reviewed-by: Eric Sandeen <>

diff --git a/fs/ext4/xattr.c b/fs/ext4/xattr.c
index c081e34..3c53192 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/xattr.c
@@ -1350,6 +1350,9 @@ retry:
s_min_extra_isize) {
new_extra_isize = s_min_extra_isize;
+ kfree(is);
+ kfree(bs);
+ is = bs = NULL;
goto retry;
error = -1;

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