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Re: [Cluster-devel] [PATCH] GFS2: Fix mem leak in gfs2_get_acl()



Hi,

On Sat, 2012-04-21 at 23:00 +0200, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> If gfs2_xattr_acl_get() returns 0 - which, as far as I can tell, it
> may do independently of having allocated memory for its third argument
> ('data' in this case) - then we may leak the memory allocated to data.
> 
I'm not so sure... in gfs2_xattr_acl_get() we have:

        error = gfs2_ea_find(ip, GFS2_EATYPE_SYS, name, &el);
        if (error)
                return error;
        if (!el.el_ea)
                goto out;
        if (!GFS2_EA_DATA_LEN(el.el_ea))   <---- zero length means return without allocating
                goto out;

        len = GFS2_EA_DATA_LEN(el.el_ea);
        data = kmalloc(len, GFP_NOFS);
etc.

So it looks to me as if we will never have allocated any
data unless the length is greater than zero, unless I've
missed something?

Steve.

> This patch initializes 'data' to NULL so that it will be safe to call
> kfree() on it even if we do not allocate anything and also makes sure
> that we kfree(data) in the 'len == 0' case.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jj chaosbits net>
> ---
>  fs/gfs2/acl.c |    6 ++++--
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
>  Note: I have tested that this change compiles. It has seen no other 
>        testing than that.
> 
> diff --git a/fs/gfs2/acl.c b/fs/gfs2/acl.c
> index 230eb0f..d254d98 100644
> --- a/fs/gfs2/acl.c
> +++ b/fs/gfs2/acl.c
> @@ -43,7 +43,7 @@ struct posix_acl *gfs2_get_acl(struct inode *inode, int type)
>  	struct gfs2_inode *ip = GFS2_I(inode);
>  	struct posix_acl *acl;
>  	const char *name;
> -	char *data;
> +	char *data = NULL;
>  	int len;
>  
>  	if (!ip->i_eattr)
> @@ -60,8 +60,10 @@ struct posix_acl *gfs2_get_acl(struct inode *inode, int type)
>  	len = gfs2_xattr_acl_get(ip, name, &data);
>  	if (len < 0)
>  		return ERR_PTR(len);
> -	if (len == 0)
> +	if (len == 0) {
> +		kfree(data);
>  		return NULL;
> +	}
>  
>  	acl = posix_acl_from_xattr(data, len);
>  	kfree(data);
> -- 
> 1.7.10
> 
> 



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