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Date:	Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:08:32 -0400
From:	Ted Ts'o <>
To:	Tao Ma <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: Fix a double free in ext4_register_li_request.

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 03:37:37PM +0800, Tao Ma wrote:
> From: Tao Ma <>
> In ext4_register_li_request, we malloc a ext4_li_request and
> inserts it into ext4_li_info->li_request_list. In case of any
> error later, we free it in the end. But if we have some error
> in ext4_run_lazyinit_thread, the whole li_request_list will be
> dropped and freed in it. So we will double free this ext4_li_request.
> This patch just sets elr to NULL after it is inserted to the list
> so that the latter kfree won't double free it.
> Cc:
> Signed-off-by: Tao Ma <>

Thanks, I've added this to the ext4 tree for 2.6.39-rcX.

	     	   	       	    - Ted
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