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Date:   Tue, 20 Sep 2022 20:25:59 +0200
From:   Damien Guibouret <damien.guibouret@...tition-saving.com>
To:     yebin <yebin10@...wei.com>, tytso@....edu,
        adilger.kernel@...ger.ca, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, jack@...e.cz
Subject: Re: [PATCH -next 1/2] ext4: fix potential memory leak in
 ext4_fc_record_regions()

Hello,

Le 20/09/2022 à 03:07, yebin a écrit :
> 
> 
> On 2022/9/20 2:40, Damien Guibouret wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Le 19/09/2022 à 16:40, Ye Bin a écrit :
>>> As krealloc may return NULL, in this case 'state->fc_regions' may not be
>>> freed by krealloc, but 'state->fc_regions' already set NULL. Then will
>>> lead to 'state->fc_regions' memory leak.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Ye Bin <yebin10@...wei.com>
>>> ---
>>>   fs/ext4/fast_commit.c | 14 ++++++++------
>>>   1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/fs/ext4/fast_commit.c b/fs/ext4/fast_commit.c
>>> index 9217a588afd1..cc8c8db075ba 100644
>>> --- a/fs/ext4/fast_commit.c
>>> +++ b/fs/ext4/fast_commit.c
>>> @@ -1677,15 +1677,17 @@ int ext4_fc_record_regions(struct super_block 
>>> *sb, int ino,
>>>       if (replay && state->fc_regions_used != state->fc_regions_valid)
>>>           state->fc_regions_used = state->fc_regions_valid;
>>>       if (state->fc_regions_used == state->fc_regions_size) {
>>> +        struct ext4_fc_alloc_region *fc_regions;
>>> +
>>>           state->fc_regions_size +=
>>>               EXT4_FC_REPLAY_REALLOC_INCREMENT;
>>> -        state->fc_regions = krealloc(
>>> -                    state->fc_regions,
>>> -                    state->fc_regions_size *
>>> -                    sizeof(struct ext4_fc_alloc_region),
>>> -                    GFP_KERNEL);
>>> -        if (!state->fc_regions)
>>> +        fc_regions = krealloc(state->fc_regions,
>>> +                      state->fc_regions_size *
>>> +                      sizeof(struct ext4_fc_alloc_region),
>>> +                      GFP_KERNEL);
>>> +        if (!fc_regions)
>>
>> Would it not be safer to restore state->fc_regions_size to its 
>> previous value in that case to keep consistency between size value and 
>> allocated size (or to update state->fc_regions_size only after 
>> allocation as it is done in second part of this patch) ?
>>
> Actually, If   'ext4_fc_record_regions()' return -ENOMEM, then will stop 
> replay journal.
> 'state->fc_regions_size' will not be used any more, so it's safe.

There are at least two calls in ext4_ext_clear_bb (ext4/extents.c) that 
do not check for return code of ext4_fc_record_regions. But perhaps 
these are these calls that should be fixed.

>>>               return -ENOMEM;
>>> +        state->fc_regions = fc_regions;
>>>       }
>>>       region = &state->fc_regions[state->fc_regions_used++];
>>>       region->ino = ino;
>>

Regards,

Damien

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