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Date:   Mon, 13 May 2019 08:59:56 +0300
From:   Nikolay Borisov <nborisov@...e.com>
To:     "Tobin C. Harding" <tobin@...nel.org>, Chris Mason <clm@...com>,
        Josef Bacik <josef@...icpanda.com>,
        David Sterba <dsterba@...e.com>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>,
        linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] fs: btrfs: Fix error path kobject memory leak



On 13.05.19 г. 6:39 ч., Tobin C. Harding wrote:
> If a call to kobject_init_and_add() fails we must call kobject_put()
> otherwise we leak memory.
> 
> Calling kobject_put() when kobject_init_and_add() fails drops the
> refcount back to 0 and calls the ktype release method.
> 
> Add call to kobject_put() in the error path of call to
> kobject_init_and_add().
> 
> Signed-off-by: Tobin C. Harding <tobin@...nel.org>
> ---
>  fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c | 3 +--
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c b/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c
> index c5880329ae37..5e40c8f1e97a 100644
> --- a/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c
> +++ b/fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c
> @@ -3981,8 +3981,7 @@ static int create_space_info(struct btrfs_fs_info *info, u64 flags)
>  				    info->space_info_kobj, "%s",
>  				    alloc_name(space_info->flags));
>  	if (ret) {
> -		percpu_counter_destroy(&space_info->total_bytes_pinned);
> -		kfree(space_info);
> +		kobject_put(&space_info->kobj);

If you are only fixing kobject-related code then why do you delete
correct code as well? percpu_counter_Destroy is needed to dispose of the
percpu state which might have been allocated in percpu_counter_init
based on whether CONFIG_SMP is enabled or not? Also, the call to kfree
is required.

>  		return ret;
>  	}
>  
> 

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