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Date:	Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:28:22 -0500 (EST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] openvswitch: Fix template leak in error cases.

From: Joe Stringer <>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:39:27 -0800

> Commit 5b48bb8506c5 ("openvswitch: Fix helper reference leak") fixed a
> reference leak on helper objects, but inadvertently introduced a leak on
> the ct template.
> Previously, ct_info.ct->general.use was initialized to 0 by
> nf_ct_tmpl_alloc() and only incremented when ovs_ct_copy_action()
> returned successful. If an error occurred while adding the helper or
> adding the action to the actions buffer, the __ovs_ct_free_action()
> cleanup would use nf_ct_put() to free the entry; However, this relies on
> atomic_dec_and_test(ct_info.ct->general.use). This reference must be
> incremented first, or nf_ct_put() will never free it.
> Fix the issue by acquiring a reference to the template immediately after
> allocation.
> Fixes: cae3a2627520 ("openvswitch: Allow attaching helpers to ct action")
> Fixes: 5b48bb8506c5 ("openvswitch: Fix helper reference leak")
> Signed-off-by: Joe Stringer <>

Looks good, applied, thanks Joe.
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