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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: lustre: add error handling for try_module_get
On Tue, Jun 12 2018, Zhouyang Jia wrote:

> When try_module_get fails, the lack of error-handling code may
> cause unexpected results.
>
> This patch adds error-handling code after calling try_module_get.
>
> Signed-off-by: Zhouyang Jia <jiazhouyang09@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/staging/lustre/lnet/klnds/socklnd/socklnd.c | 5 ++++-
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/lustre/lnet/klnds/socklnd/socklnd.c b/drivers/staging/lustre/lnet/klnds/socklnd/socklnd.c
> index 7086678..72a42bd 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/lustre/lnet/klnds/socklnd/socklnd.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/lustre/lnet/klnds/socklnd/socklnd.c
> @@ -2422,7 +2422,10 @@ ksocknal_base_startup(void)
>
> /* flag lists/ptrs/locks initialised */
> ksocknal_data.ksnd_init = SOCKNAL_INIT_DATA;
> - try_module_get(THIS_MODULE);
> + if (!try_module_get(THIS_MODULE)) {
> + CERROR("%s: cannot get module\n", __func__);
> + goto failed;
> + }
>
> ksocknal_data.ksnd_sched_info = cfs_percpt_alloc(lnet_cpt_table(),
> sizeof(*info));

Thanks for the patch....
I agree that this is probably a bug, but the code is still buggy after
you patch, just in a different way.
Try following through the code and see what happens when you 'goto
failed'.

NeilBrown


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