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Date:   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:50:52 +0100
From:   Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
To:     "wanghai (M)" <wanghai26@...wei.com>
Cc:     Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>,
        davem@...emloft.net, idosch@...lanox.com, eric.dumazet@...il.com,
        alexander.h.duyck@...el.com, tyhicks@...onical.com,
        f.fainelli@...il.com, amritha.nambiar@...el.com, joe@...ches.com,
        dmitry.torokhov@...il.com, stephen@...workplumber.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] net-sysfs: Fix memory leak in netdev_register_kobject

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 08:08:32PM +0800, wanghai (M) wrote:
> 
> 在 2019/4/12 16:38, Andy Shevchenko 写道:
> > On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 04:36:34PM -0400, Wang Hai wrote:
> > 
> > > +error_register:
> > > +	device_del(dev);
> > > +error_device_add:
> > > +	kfree_const(dev->kobj.name);
> > >   	return error;
> > When put_device() will be called on this it will go to double free (in case of
> > dynamically allocated dev->kobj.name.
> > 
> > Al Viro and me suggested earlier that the correct fix is to call put_device()
> > in a places where it is appropriate.
> Thanks. I'll take a closer look at the code to see when it's time to call
> put_device(). It's really not easy to fix.

Depends upon the driver, obviously...  Note that if it's a built-in
with device never destroyed, that allocation is no leak at all -
reference to the object remains around.

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