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Date:	Wed, 17 Mar 2010 23:40:38 +1100
From:	Darren Jenkins <>
To:	David Miller <>
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c fix possible double free

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:14 AM, David Miller <>

> Therefore the krealloc() failure handling in this driver should NULL
> out i2400m->fw_hdrs and that will fix the double kfree problem as well
> as trap any stray references.

Yes that is a much better Idea. Thanks for the advice. 
It also fixes the i2400m_barker_db problem that I didn't notice before.

Fix double free on krealloc() failure by zeroing pointer

coverity CID: 13455

Signed-off-by: Darren Jenkins <>
 drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c |    5 +++--
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c
index 25c24f0..9f3b594 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/fw.c
@@ -232,8 +232,9 @@ int i2400m_zrealloc_2x(void **ptr, size_t *_count, size_t el_size,
 		*_count = new_count;
 		*ptr = nptr;
 		return 0;
-	} else
-		return -ENOMEM;
+	}
+	*ptr = NULL;
+	return -ENOMEM;


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