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SubjectRe: [PATCH][next] clocksource: davinci-timer: fix memory leak of clockevent on error return
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On 24/06/2019 10:03, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 10:28:10AM +0200, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
>> pon., 17 cze 2019 o 13:31 Colin King <colin.king@canonical.com> napisał(a):
>>>
>>> From: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
>>>
>>> Currently when the call to request_irq falls there is a memory leak of
>>> clockevent on the error return path. Fix this by kfree'ing clockevent.
>>>
>>> Addresses-Coverity: ("Resource leak")
>>> Fixes: fe3b8194f274 ("clocksource: davinci-timer: add support for clockevents")
>>> Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
>>> ---
>>> drivers/clocksource/timer-davinci.c | 1 +
>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/clocksource/timer-davinci.c b/drivers/clocksource/timer-davinci.c
>>> index a9ca02390b66..8512f12e250a 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/clocksource/timer-davinci.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/clocksource/timer-davinci.c
>>> @@ -300,6 +300,7 @@ int __init davinci_timer_register(struct clk *clk,
>>> "clockevent/tim12", clockevent);
>>> if (rv) {
>>> pr_err("Unable to request the clockevent interrupt");
>>> + kfree(clockevent);
>>> return rv;
>>> }
>>>
>>> --
>>> 2.20.1
>>>
>>
>> Hi Colin,
>>
>> I omitted the error checking in this driver on purpose - it doesn't
>> make sense as the system won't boot without a timer.
>
> One way to silence these static checker warnings is to use
> "GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOFAIL".

/me notes that down to for future reference, thanks again Dan for your
wise input.

>
> regards,
> dan carpenter
>

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