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Date:   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 13:29:19 -0700
From:   Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
To:     Eduardo Valentin <eduval@...zon.com>
Cc:     Jean Delvare <jdelvare@...e.com>, linux-hwmon@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2 2/2] hwmon: core: fix potential memory leak in
 *hwmon_device_register*

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 07:56:05PM -0700, Eduardo Valentin wrote:
> When registering a hwmon device with HWMON_C_REGISTER_TZ flag
> in place, the hwmon subsystem will attempt to register the device
> also with the thermal subsystem. When the of-thermal registration
> fails, __hwmon_device_register jumps to ida_remove, leaving
> the locally allocated hwdev pointer.
> 
> This patch fixes the leak by jumping to a new label that
> will first unregister hdev and then fall into the kfree of hwdev
> to finally remove the idas and propagate the error code.
> 
> Cc: Jean Delvare <jdelvare@...e.com>
> Cc: Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
> Cc: linux-hwmon@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Eduardo Valentin <eduval@...zon.com>

Applied.

Thanks,
Guenter

> ---
> V1->V2: removed the device_unregister() before jumping
> into the new label, as suggested in the first review round.
> 
>  drivers/hwmon/hwmon.c | 8 ++++----
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/hwmon/hwmon.c b/drivers/hwmon/hwmon.c
> index 429784edd5ff..620f05fc412a 100644
> --- a/drivers/hwmon/hwmon.c
> +++ b/drivers/hwmon/hwmon.c
> @@ -652,10 +652,8 @@ __hwmon_device_register(struct device *dev, const char *name, void *drvdata,
>  				if (info[i]->config[j] & HWMON_T_INPUT) {
>  					err = hwmon_thermal_add_sensor(dev,
>  								hwdev, j);
> -					if (err) {
> -						device_unregister(hdev);
> -						goto ida_remove;
> -					}
> +					if (err)
> +						goto device_unregister;
>  				}
>  			}
>  		}
> @@ -663,6 +661,8 @@ __hwmon_device_register(struct device *dev, const char *name, void *drvdata,
>  
>  	return hdev;
>  
> +device_unregister:
> +	device_unregister(hdev);
>  free_hwmon:
>  	kfree(hwdev);
>  ida_remove:

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