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[dm-devel] [PATCH 1/2] dm thin: fix memory leak of singleton bio-prison cell

Add missing mempool_free() to __cell_release_singleton().

This is a pretty significant leak that will accumulate to over 2GB of
leaked memory just from running the full thinp-test-suite.  Leak was
known to exist but the kmalloc_pool which was used for prison cell
allocation caused all leaked memory to be attributed to the "size-128"
cache.  kmemleak proved useful in identifying the source of this
illusive leak.

Signed-off-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com>
 drivers/md/dm-thin.c |    9 ++++++---
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Index: linux-2.6/drivers/md/dm-thin.c
--- linux-2.6.orig/drivers/md/dm-thin.c
+++ linux-2.6/drivers/md/dm-thin.c
@@ -279,8 +279,10 @@ static void __cell_release(struct cell *
-	bio_list_add(inmates, cell->holder);
-	bio_list_merge(inmates, &cell->bios);
+	if (inmates) {
+		bio_list_add(inmates, cell->holder);
+		bio_list_merge(inmates, &cell->bios);
+	}
 	mempool_free(cell, prison->cell_pool);
@@ -303,9 +305,10 @@ static void cell_release(struct cell *ce
 static void __cell_release_singleton(struct cell *cell, struct bio *bio)
-	hlist_del(&cell->list);
 	BUG_ON(cell->holder != bio);
+	__cell_release(cell, NULL);
 static void cell_release_singleton(struct cell *cell, struct bio *bio)

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