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Date:   Wed, 8 May 2019 22:52:23 +0800
From:   "wanghai (M)" <>
To:     Andy Shevchenko <>,
        "Tobin C. Harding" <>
CC:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Tyler Hicks <>,
        "Ido Schimmel" <>,
        Alexander Duyck <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        YueHaibing <>,
        Amritha Nambiar <>,
        Dmitry Torokhov <>,
        <>, <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] net-sysfs: Fix error path for kobject_init_and_add()

在 2019/5/1 0:11, Andy Shevchenko 写道:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:28:17AM +1000, Tobin C. Harding wrote:
>> Currently error return from kobject_init_and_add() is not followed by a
>> call to kobject_put().  This means there is a memory leak.
>> Add call to kobject_put() in error path of kobject_init_and_add().
> It's not obvious to me if this will help to fix what is stated in the
> (reverted) commit 6b70fc94afd1 ("net-sysfs: Fix memory leak in
> netdev_register_kobject")?
> If so, perhaps we need to tell syzkaller guys about this.
Thanks for reminding. It seems that the bug has not been completely fixed.

in netdev_register_kobject():

1746         error = device_add(dev);
1747         if (error)
1748                 return error;
1750         error = register_queue_kobjects(ndev);
1751         if (error) {
1752                 device_del(dev);
1753                 return error;
1754         }

This only fixes a memory leak after a failure in 
register_queue_kobjects(). If device_add() fails, kobject_put() still 
cann't be called, and the memory leak still exists.

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