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Subject[PATCH 4.19 44/57] efivarfs: revert "fix memory leak in efivarfs_create()"
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From: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>

[ Upstream commit ff04f3b6f2e27f8ae28a498416af2a8dd5072b43 ]

The memory leak addressed by commit fe5186cf12e3 is a false positive:
all allocations are recorded in a linked list, and freed when the
filesystem is unmounted. This leads to double frees, and as reported
by David, leads to crashes if SLUB is configured to self destruct when
double frees occur.

So drop the redundant kfree() again, and instead, mark the offending
pointer variable so the allocation is ignored by kmemleak.

Cc: Vamshi K Sthambamkadi <vamshi.k.sthambamkadi@gmail.com>
Fixes: fe5186cf12e3 ("efivarfs: fix memory leak in efivarfs_create()")
Reported-by: David Laight <David.Laight@aculab.com>
Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
---
fs/efivarfs/inode.c | 2 ++
fs/efivarfs/super.c | 1 -
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/efivarfs/inode.c b/fs/efivarfs/inode.c
index 8c6ab6c95727e..7f40343b39b05 100644
--- a/fs/efivarfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/efivarfs/inode.c
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@
#include <linux/efi.h>
#include <linux/fs.h>
#include <linux/ctype.h>
+#include <linux/kmemleak.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/uuid.h>

@@ -106,6 +107,7 @@ static int efivarfs_create(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry,
var->var.VariableName[i] = '\0';

inode->i_private = var;
+ kmemleak_ignore(var);

err = efivar_entry_add(var, &efivarfs_list);
if (err)
diff --git a/fs/efivarfs/super.c b/fs/efivarfs/super.c
index 7808a26bd33fa..834615f13f3e3 100644
--- a/fs/efivarfs/super.c
+++ b/fs/efivarfs/super.c
@@ -23,7 +23,6 @@ LIST_HEAD(efivarfs_list);
static void efivarfs_evict_inode(struct inode *inode)
{
clear_inode(inode);
- kfree(inode->i_private);
}

static const struct super_operations efivarfs_ops = {
--
2.27.0


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