lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [Mar]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: vt6655: check for memory allocation failures
On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 03:31:31PM +0900, Ji-Hun Kim wrote:
> There are no null pointer checking on rd_info and td_info values which
> are allocated by kzalloc. It has potential null pointer dereferencing
> issues. Add return when allocation is failed.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ji-Hun Kim <ji_hun.kim@samsung.com>
> ---
> drivers/staging/vt6655/device_main.c | 12 ++++++++----
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/vt6655/device_main.c b/drivers/staging/vt6655/device_main.c
> index fbc4bc6..5d0ba94 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/vt6655/device_main.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/vt6655/device_main.c
> @@ -539,7 +539,8 @@ static void device_init_rd0_ring(struct vnt_private *priv)
> i ++, curr += sizeof(struct vnt_rx_desc)) {
> desc = &priv->aRD0Ring[i];
> desc->rd_info = kzalloc(sizeof(*desc->rd_info), GFP_KERNEL);
> -
> + if (WARN_ON(!desc->rd_info))
> + return;

Eeek, no, this crashes any machine that runs with "panic on warn". You
don't crash if you can not allocate any memory, you recover and move on.
You don't even need to print anything out, as the call itself will do
that if this happens.

So this patch isn't ok at all, sorry.

greg k-h

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-03-28 10:34    [W:0.061 / U:2.660 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site