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SubjectRe: [PATCH 167/190] Revert "gdrom: fix a memory leak bug"
On 4/27/21 8:03 AM, Peter Rosin wrote:
> On 2021-04-27 15:01, Greg KH wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 08:20:30AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>> On 4/22/21 3:29 PM, Peter Rosin wrote:
>>>>> This reverts commit 093c48213ee37c3c3ff1cf5ac1aa2a9d8bc66017.
>>>> The reverted patch looks fishy.
>>>> gc.cd_info is kzalloc:ed on probe. In case probe fails after this allocation, the
>>>> memory is kfree:d but the variable is NOT zeroed out.
>>>> AFAICT, the above leads to a double-free on exit by the added line.
>>>> I believe gd.cd_info should be kfree:d on remove instead.
>>>> However, might not gc.toc also be kfree:d twice for similar reasons?
>>>> I could easily be mistaken.
>>> >From taking a quick look the other day, that's my conclusion too. I
>>> don't think the patch is correct, but I don't think the surrounding code
>>> is correct right now either.
>> Thanks for the review from both of you, I'll keep this commit in the
>> tree.
> Err, which commit is "this" and what tree are you keeping it in? I
> think you mean that you are keeping the revert in your tree with
> reverts, and not that you mean that we should keep the original
> commit in Linus' tree.
> In any case, I'd think that the original memory leak is somewhat
> better than the introduced double-free and therefore the revert
> should be done.

It should probably look like the below, though I doubt it matters
since only one device is supported anyway. As long as the free
happens post unregister, it likely won't make a difference. But
it is cleaner and easier to verify, and should double device support
ever be introduced, the existing code is buggy.

But given that, I don't think we should keep the revert patch.

diff --git a/drivers/cdrom/gdrom.c b/drivers/cdrom/gdrom.c
index 9874fc1c815b..02d369881165 100644
--- a/drivers/cdrom/gdrom.c
+++ b/drivers/cdrom/gdrom.c
@@ -831,6 +831,8 @@ static int remove_gdrom(struct platform_device *devptr)
if (gdrom_major)
unregister_blkdev(gdrom_major, GDROM_DEV_NAME);
+ kfree(gd.toc);
+ kfree(gd.cd_info);

return 0;
@@ -862,8 +864,6 @@ static void __exit exit_gdrom(void)
- kfree(gd.toc);
- kfree(gd.cd_info);

Jens Axboe

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