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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] netlink: fix a memory leak on error path
On 3/22/19 7:03 PM, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
> Hi, Chengguang,
> On 22.03.2019 13:58, Chengguang Xu wrote:
>> In genl_register_family(), when idr_alloc() fails,
>> we forget to free family->attrbuf.
>> Note, some callers call genl_unregister_family() to clean up
>> on error path, it doesn't work because the family is inserted
>> to the global list in the nearly last step.
>> Fixes: 2ae0f17df1c ("genetlink: use idr to track families").
>> Signed-off-by: Chengguang Xu <>
> have you seen ?

Sorry, I didn't notice that because I'm mainly working on linus-tree.
Please just ignore this patch.


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