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Date:	Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:57:43 +0800
From:	Américo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>
To:	Alexander Beregalov <a.beregalov@...il.com>
Cc:	torvalds@...ux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kernel/resource.c: fix memory leak

On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 05:46:35PM +0300, Alexander Beregalov wrote:
>Free res before exit.
>Found by cppcheck.
>
>Signed-off-by: Alexander Beregalov <a.beregalov@...il.com>
>---
> kernel/resource.c |    3 ++-
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
>diff --git a/kernel/resource.c b/kernel/resource.c
>index af96c1e..ae2e177 100644
>--- a/kernel/resource.c
>+++ b/kernel/resource.c
>@@ -545,11 +545,12 @@ static void __init __reserve_region_with_split(struct resource *root,
> 	res->flags = IORESOURCE_BUSY;
> 
> 	conflict = __request_resource(parent, res);
>+	kfree(res);
>+
> 	if (!conflict)
> 		return;
> 
> 	/* failed, split and try again */
>-	kfree(res);
> 
> 	/* conflict covered whole area */
> 	if (conflict->start <= start && conflict->end >= end)

NAK.

If I read it correctly, 'res' will be used if !conflict, we
should't kfree it.


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