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Date:	Fri, 24 Jul 2009 08:36:07 -0700
From:	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Xiaotian Feng <dfeng@...hat.com>
Cc:	davem@...emloft.net, bridge@...ts.linux-foundation.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Xiaotian Feng <dfeng@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net/bridge: use kobject_put to release kobject in
 br_add_if error path

On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 17:06:32 +0800
Xiaotian Feng <dfeng@...hat.com> wrote:

> kobject_init_and_add will alloc memory for kobj->name, so in br_add_if
> error path, simply use kobject_del will not free memory for kobj->name.
> Fix by using kobject_put instead, kobject_put will internally calls
> kobject_del and frees memory for kobj->name.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Xiaotian Feng <dfeng@...hat.com>
> ---
>  net/bridge/br_if.c |    2 +-
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/net/bridge/br_if.c b/net/bridge/br_if.c
> index 8a96672..eb404dc 100644
> --- a/net/bridge/br_if.c
> +++ b/net/bridge/br_if.c
> @@ -424,7 +424,7 @@ int br_add_if(struct net_bridge *br, struct net_device *dev)
>  err2:
>  	br_fdb_delete_by_port(br, p, 1);
>  err1:
> -	kobject_del(&p->kobj);
> +	kobject_put(&p->kobj);
>  err0:
>  	dev_set_promiscuity(dev, -1);
>  put_back:

I assume you tested this by doing something like adding two interfaces
with the same MAC address to a bridge.

Acked-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...tta.com>

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