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Date:   Tue, 28 May 2019 22:58:34 -0400
From:   Steven Rostedt <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:     LKML <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Tomas Bortoli <>
Subject: [GIT PULL] tracing: Avoid memory leak in predicate_parse()


This fixes a memory leak from the error path in the event filter logic.

Please pull the latest trace-v5.2-rc2 tree, which can be found at:


Tag SHA1: 0658b13d1bfd40bda1c2bd1ef3738857e1bf4000
Head SHA1: dfb4a6f2191a80c8b790117d0ff592fd712d3296

Tomas Bortoli (1):
      tracing: Avoid memory leak in predicate_parse()

 kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
commit dfb4a6f2191a80c8b790117d0ff592fd712d3296
Author: Tomas Bortoli <>
Date:   Tue May 28 17:43:38 2019 +0200

    tracing: Avoid memory leak in predicate_parse()
    In case of errors, predicate_parse() goes to the out_free label
    to free memory and to return an error code.
    However, predicate_parse() does not free the predicates of the
    temporary prog_stack array, thence leaking them.
    Fixes: 80765597bc587 ("tracing: Rewrite filter logic to be simpler and faster")
    Signed-off-by: Tomas Bortoli <>
    [ Added protection around freeing prog_stack[i].pred ]
    Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <>

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c b/kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c
index d3e59312ef40..5079d1db3754 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c
@@ -428,7 +428,7 @@ predicate_parse(const char *str, int nr_parens, int nr_preds,
 	op_stack = kmalloc_array(nr_parens, sizeof(*op_stack), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!op_stack)
 		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
-	prog_stack = kmalloc_array(nr_preds, sizeof(*prog_stack), GFP_KERNEL);
+	prog_stack = kcalloc(nr_preds, sizeof(*prog_stack), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!prog_stack) {
 		parse_error(pe, -ENOMEM, 0);
 		goto out_free;
@@ -579,7 +579,11 @@ predicate_parse(const char *str, int nr_parens, int nr_preds,
-	kfree(prog_stack);
+	if (prog_stack) {
+		for (i = 0; prog_stack[i].pred; i++)
+			kfree(prog_stack[i].pred);
+		kfree(prog_stack);
+	}
 	return ERR_PTR(ret);

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