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Date:   Mon, 31 Aug 2020 09:16:32 +0900
From:   Toshiaki Makita <>
To:     Rustam Kovhaev <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] veth: fix memory leak in veth_newlink()

On 2020/08/30 22:13, Rustam Kovhaev wrote:
> when register_netdevice(dev) fails we should check whether struct
> veth_rq has been allocated via ndo_init callback and free it, because,
> depending on the code path, register_netdevice() might not call
> priv_destructor() callback

AFAICS, register_netdevice() always goto err_uninit and calls priv_destructor()
on failure after ndo_init() succeeded.
So I could not find such a code path.
Would you elaborate on it?

Toshiaki Makita

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