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Date:	Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:44:08 -0400
From:	Tejun Heo <>
	Tejun Heo <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/7] blkcg: use blkg_free() in blkcg_init_queue() failure path

When blkcg_init_queue() fails midway after creating a new blkg, it
performs kfree() directly; however, this doesn't free the policy data
areas.  Make it use blkg_free() instead.  In turn, blkg_free() is
updated to handle root request_list special case.

While this fixes a possible memory leak, it's on an unlikely failure
path of an already cold path and the size leaked per occurrence is
miniscule too.  I don't think it needs to be tagged for -stable.

Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <>
Cc: Vivek Goyal <>
 block/blk-cgroup.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/block/blk-cgroup.c b/block/blk-cgroup.c
index 1fddbbd..898f560 100644
--- a/block/blk-cgroup.c
+++ b/block/blk-cgroup.c
@@ -57,7 +57,8 @@ static void blkg_free(struct blkcg_gq *blkg)
 	for (i = 0; i < BLKCG_MAX_POLS; i++)
-	blk_exit_rl(&blkg->rl);
+	if (blkg->blkcg != &blkcg_root)
+		blk_exit_rl(&blkg->rl);
@@ -886,7 +887,7 @@ int blkcg_init_queue(struct request_queue *q)
 	if (IS_ERR(blkg)) {
-		kfree(new_blkg);
+		blkg_free(new_blkg);
 		return PTR_ERR(blkg);

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