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Date:	Fri, 8 Aug 2014 06:58:33 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>
To:	Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@...hat.com>
cc:	Joshua Morris <josh.h.morris@...ibm.com>,
	kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org,
	Philip Kelleher <pjk1939@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] block: fix error return code



On Thu, 7 Aug 2014, Jeff Moyer wrote:

> Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@...6.fr> writes:
> 
> > diff --git a/drivers/block/rsxx/core.c b/drivers/block/rsxx/core.c
> > index a8de2ee..fa8077a 100644
> > --- a/drivers/block/rsxx/core.c
> > +++ b/drivers/block/rsxx/core.c
> > @@ -942,6 +942,7 @@ static int rsxx_pci_probe(struct pci_dev *dev,
> >  	card->event_wq = create_singlethread_workqueue(DRIVER_NAME"_event");
> >  	if (!card->event_wq) {
> >  		dev_err(CARD_TO_DEV(card), "Failed card event setup.\n");
> > +		st = -ENOMEM;
> >  		goto failed_event_handler;
> >  	}
> 
> Reviewed-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@...hat.com>
> 
> BTW, just above this there is questionable code:
> 
>         st = rsxx_get_num_targets(card, &card->n_targets);
>         if (st)
>                 dev_info(CARD_TO_DEV(card),
>                         "Failed reading the number of DMA targets\n");
> 
>         card->ctrl = kzalloc(card->n_targets * sizeof(*card->ctrl), GFP_KERNEL);
>         if (!card->ctrl) {
>                 st = -ENOMEM;
>                 goto failed_dma_setup;
>         }
> 
> From my reading of the kzalloc code, ZERO_SIZE_PTR (which is 16 cast to
> a void *) would be returned from that kzalloc call if the
> rsxx_get_num_targets call failed (since you'd be kzalloc-ing 0 bytes).
> That would lead to the !card->ctrl check not working, right?
> 
> I'd suggest not continuing after rsxx_get_num_targets fails.

Good point.  I'll fix it up.

julia
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