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SubjectRe: [PATCH -next] bcache: Fix potential NULL pointer dereference
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On 2019/1/30 18:58, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 06:21:12PM +0800, YueHaibing wrote:
>> There is a potential NULL pointer dereference in case
>> kzalloc() fails and returns NULL.
>>
>> Fixes: bc082a55d25c ("bcache: fix inaccurate io state for detached bcache devices")
>> Signed-off-by: YueHaibing <yuehaibing@huawei.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/md/bcache/request.c | 2 ++
>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/request.c b/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
>> index 1507041..a50afa4 100644
>> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
>> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/request.c
>> @@ -1094,6 +1094,8 @@ static void detached_dev_do_request(struct bcache_device *d, struct bio *bio)
>> * which would call closure_get(&dc->disk.cl)
>> */
>> ddip = kzalloc(sizeof(struct detached_dev_io_private), GFP_NOIO);
>> + if (!ddip)
>> + return;
>> ddip->d = d;
>> ddip->start_time = jiffies;
>> ddip->bi_end_io = bio->bi_end_io;
>
> This should be using a mempool/bioset... just returning from a make_request
> function is not correct, that's a serious bug - you're just dropping an IO on
> the floor, which is going to cause whatever submitted that IO to hang.


How about this:

* which would call closure_get(&dc->disk.cl)
*/
ddip = kzalloc(sizeof(struct detached_dev_io_private), GFP_NOIO);
+ if (!ddip) {
+ bio->bi_status = BLK_STS_RESOURCE;
+ bio_endio(bio);
+ return;
+ }
ddip->d = d;
ddip->start_time = jiffies;
ddip->bi_end_io = bio->bi_end_io;

>
>

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