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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block/bio-integrity: fix a memory leak bug
On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 4:22 AM Ming Lei <tom.leiming@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 3:36 PM Wenwen Wang <wang6495@umn.edu> wrote:
> >
> > From: Wenwen Wang <wenwen@cs.uga.edu>
> >
> > In bio_integrity_prep(), a kernel buffer is allocated through kmalloc() to
> > hold integrity metadata. Later on, the buffer will be attached to the bio
> > structure through bio_integrity_add_page(), which returns the number of
> > bytes of integrity metadata attached. Due to unexpected situations,
> > bio_integrity_add_page() may return 0. As a result, bio_integrity_prep()
> > needs to be terminated with 'false' returned to indicate this error.
> > However, the allocated kernel buffer is not freed on this execution path,
> > leading to a memory leak.
> >
> > To fix this issue, free the allocated buffer before returning from
> > bio_integrity_prep().
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <wenwen@cs.uga.edu>
> > ---
> > block/bio-integrity.c | 4 +++-
> > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/block/bio-integrity.c b/block/bio-integrity.c
> > index 4db6208..bfae10c 100644
> > --- a/block/bio-integrity.c
> > +++ b/block/bio-integrity.c
> > @@ -276,8 +276,10 @@ bool bio_integrity_prep(struct bio *bio)
> > ret = bio_integrity_add_page(bio, virt_to_page(buf),
> > bytes, offset);
> >
> > - if (ret == 0)
> > + if (ret == 0) {
> > + kfree(buf);
> > return false;
> > + }
>
> This way may not be enough, and the bio payload needs to be freed.
>
> And you may refer to the error handling for 'IS_ERR(bip)', and bio->bi_status
> needs to be set, and bio_endio() needs to be called too.

Thanks for your comments! I will rework the patch.

Wenwen

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