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Date:   Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:46:47 -0500
From:   Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "zhangyi (F)" <yi.zhang@...wei.com>
Subject: Re: [for-next][PATCH 13/29] tracing: No need to free iter->trace in
 fail path of tracing_open_pipe()

On Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:37:50 -0500
Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org> wrote:

> From: "zhangyi (F)" <yi.zhang@...wei.com>
> 
> Commit d716ff71dd12 ("tracing: Remove taking of trace_types_lock in
> pipe files") use the current tracer instead of the copy in
> tracing_open_pipe(), but it forget to remove the freeing sentence in
> the error path.
> 
> [ Note, this is harmless because kfree(NULL) is allowed and iter is
>   allocated with kzalloc() making iter->trace = NULL -- S. Rostedt ]

Bah, I forgot to update this. I haven't pushed to linux-next yet.

As Zhangyi replied, this is a real issue. I just wished the real issue
was explained in the change log.

I'm going to rebase this to update the change log (no code changes, so
no need to run the tests again), and also, I'll add a Cc stable. No
point in sending this out as a separate patch either, because the merge
window is going to open soon.

-- Steve


> 
> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1550060946-45984-1-git-send-email-yi.zhang@huawei.com
> 
> Fixes: d716ff71dd12 ("tracing: Remove taking of trace_types_lock in pipe files")
> Signed-off-by: zhangyi (F) <yi.zhang@...wei.com>
> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@...dmis.org>
> ---
>  kernel/trace/trace.c | 1 -
>  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
> index c521b7347482..b583ff7656bb 100644
> --- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
> +++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
> @@ -5624,7 +5624,6 @@ static int tracing_open_pipe(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
>  	return ret;
>  
>  fail:
> -	kfree(iter->trace);
>  	kfree(iter);
>  	__trace_array_put(tr);
>  	mutex_unlock(&trace_types_lock);

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