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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] ASoC: Intel: Skylake: prevent memory leak in snd_skl_parse_uuids
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On 9/26/19 9:55 PM, Navid Emamdoost wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:05:28PM -0500, Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:
>> On 9/25/19 11:19 AM, Navid Emamdoost wrote:
>>> In snd_skl_parse_uuids if allocation for module->instance_id fails, the
>>> allocated memory for module shoulde be released. I changes the
>>> allocation for module to use devm_kzalloc to be resource_managed
>>> allocation and avoid the release in error path.
>>
>> if you use devm_, don't you need to fix the error path as well then, I see a
>> kfree(uuid) in skl_freeup_uuid_list().
>>
>> I am not very familiar with this code but the error seems to be that the
>> list_add_tail() is called after the module->instance_id is allocated, so
>> there is a risk that the module allocated earlier is not freed (since it's
>> not yet added to the list). Freeing the module as done in patch 1 works,
>> using devm_ without fixing the error path does not seem correct to me.
>>
> Thanks for the feedback, then it's your call if you can accept patch 1 as
> fix.

Cezary, it's really your call.

> Navid.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Navid Emamdoost <navid.emamdoost@gmail.com>
>>> ---
>>> Changes in v2:
>>> - Changed the allocation for module from kzalloc to devm_kzalloc
>>> ---
>>> sound/soc/intel/skylake/skl-sst-utils.c | 2 +-
>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/sound/soc/intel/skylake/skl-sst-utils.c b/sound/soc/intel/skylake/skl-sst-utils.c
>>> index d43cbf4a71ef..ac37f04b0eea 100644
>>> --- a/sound/soc/intel/skylake/skl-sst-utils.c
>>> +++ b/sound/soc/intel/skylake/skl-sst-utils.c
>>> @@ -284,7 +284,7 @@ int snd_skl_parse_uuids(struct sst_dsp *ctx, const struct firmware *fw,
>>> */
>>> for (i = 0; i < num_entry; i++, mod_entry++) {
>>> - module = kzalloc(sizeof(*module), GFP_KERNEL);
>>> + module = devm_kzalloc(ctx->dev, sizeof(*module), GFP_KERNEL);
>>> if (!module) {
>>> ret = -ENOMEM;
>>> goto free_uuid_list;
>>>
>>

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