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Subject[PATCH] tracing: Fix a memory leak bug
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In trace_pid_write(), the buffer for trace parser is allocated through
kmalloc() in trace_parser_get_init(). Later on, after the buffer is used,
it is then freed through kfree() in trace_parser_put(). However, it is
possible that trace_pid_write() is terminated due to unexpected errors,
e.g., ENOMEM. In that case, the allocated buffer will not be freed, which
is a memory leak bug.

To fix this issue, free the allocated buffer when an error is encountered.

Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <wang6495@umn.edu>
---
kernel/trace/trace.c | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index 6c24755..fd12c9c 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -496,8 +496,10 @@ int trace_pid_write(struct trace_pid_list *filtered_pids,
* not modified.
*/
pid_list = kmalloc(sizeof(*pid_list), GFP_KERNEL);
- if (!pid_list)
+ if (!pid_list) {
+ trace_parser_put(&parser);
return -ENOMEM;
+ }

pid_list->pid_max = READ_ONCE(pid_max);

@@ -507,6 +509,7 @@ int trace_pid_write(struct trace_pid_list *filtered_pids,

pid_list->pids = vzalloc((pid_list->pid_max + 7) >> 3);
if (!pid_list->pids) {
+ trace_parser_put(&parser);
kfree(pid_list);
return -ENOMEM;
}
--
2.7.4
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