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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/2] kunit: avoid memory leak on device register error
On Fri, Apr 19, 2024 at 1:59 AM David Gow <davidgow@google.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 19 Apr 2024 at 05:02, Wander Lairson Costa <wander@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > If the device register fails, free the allocated memory before
> > returning.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Wander Lairson Costa <wander@redhat.com>
> > Fixes: d03c720e03bd ("kunit: Add APIs for managing devices")
> > ---
>
> Thanks.
>
> I'm not sure this is correct, though... Shouldn't put_device() free this for us?
>
> The documentation for device_register() says to never free a device
> after device_register() has been called, even if it fails:
> https://docs.kernel.org/driver-api/infrastructure.html#c.device_register
>
> Or am I missing something?
>

I am not freeing the device object passed to device_register, but its
parent structure.

As a side note, the behavior of device_register() seems
counterintuitive and error-prone, IMO. If the function returns an
error, it should ensure it leaks no resource and shouldn't require the
caller to do any cleanup.

> Cheers,
> -- David
>
>
> > lib/kunit/device.c | 11 ++++++-----
> > 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/lib/kunit/device.c b/lib/kunit/device.c
> > index 25c81ed465fb..bc2e2032e505 100644
> > --- a/lib/kunit/device.c
> > +++ b/lib/kunit/device.c
> > @@ -119,10 +119,8 @@ static struct kunit_device *kunit_device_register_internal(struct kunit *test,
> > kunit_dev->owner = test;
> >
> > err = dev_set_name(&kunit_dev->dev, "%s.%s", test->name, name);
> > - if (err) {
> > - kfree(kunit_dev);
> > - return ERR_PTR(err);
> > - }
> > + if (err)
> > + goto error;
> >
> > kunit_dev->dev.release = kunit_device_release;
> > kunit_dev->dev.bus = &kunit_bus_type;
> > @@ -131,7 +129,7 @@ static struct kunit_device *kunit_device_register_internal(struct kunit *test,
> > err = device_register(&kunit_dev->dev);
> > if (err) {
> > put_device(&kunit_dev->dev);
> > - return ERR_PTR(err);
> > + goto error;
> > }
> >
> > kunit_dev->dev.dma_mask = &kunit_dev->dev.coherent_dma_mask;
> > @@ -140,6 +138,9 @@ static struct kunit_device *kunit_device_register_internal(struct kunit *test,
> > kunit_add_action(test, device_unregister_wrapper, &kunit_dev->dev);
> >
> > return kunit_dev;
> > +error:
> > + kfree(kunit_dev);
> > + return ERR_PTR(err);
> > }
> >
> > /*
> > --
> > 2.44.0
> >


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