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SubjectRe: memory leaks in dasd_eckd_check_characteristics() error paths
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Hi,

thanks for reporting this.

On 02.10.19 21:33, Qian Cai wrote:
> For some reasons, dasd_eckd_check_characteristics() received -ENOMEM and then
> dasd_generic_set_online() emits this message,
>
> dasd: 0.0.0122 Setting the DASD online with discipline ECKD failed with rc=-12
>
> After that, there are several memory leaks below. There are "config_data" and
> then stored as,
>
> /* store per path conf_data */
> device->path[pos].conf_data = conf_data;
>
> When it processes the error path in  dasd_generic_set_online(), it calls
> dasd_delete_device() which nuke the whole "struct dasd_device" without freeing
> the device->path[].conf_data first.

Usually dasd_delete_device() calls dasd_generic_free_discipline() which
takes care of
the device->path[].conf_data in dasd_eckd_uncheck_device().
From a first look this looks sane.

So I need to spend a closer look if this does not happen correctly here.

> Is it safe to free those in
> dasd_free_device() without worrying about the double-free? Or, is it better to
> free those in dasd_eckd_check_characteristics()'s goto error handling, i.e.,
> out_err*?
>
> --- a/drivers/s390/block/dasd.c
> +++ b/drivers/s390/block/dasd.c
> @@ -153,6 +153,9 @@ struct dasd_device *dasd_alloc_device(void)
>   */
>  void dasd_free_device(struct dasd_device *device)
>  {
> +       for (int i = 0; i < 8; i++)
> +               kfree(device->path[i].conf_data);
> +
>         kfree(device->private);
>         free_pages((unsigned long) device->ese_mem, 1);
>         free_page((unsigned long) device->erp_mem);
>
>
> unreferenced object 0x0fcee900 (size 256):
>   comm "dasdconf.sh", pid 446, jiffies 4294940081 (age 170.340s)
>   hex dump (first 32 bytes):
>     dc 01 01 00 f0 f0 f2 f1 f0 f7 f9 f0 f0 c9 c2 d4  ................
>     f7 f5 f0 f0 f0 f0 f0 f0 f0 c6 d9 c2 f7 f1 62 33  ..............b3
>   backtrace:
>     [<00000000a83b1992>] kmem_cache_alloc_trace+0x200/0x388
>     [<00000000048ef3e2>] dasd_eckd_read_conf+0x408/0x1400 [dasd_eckd_mod]
>     [<00000000ce31f195>] dasd_eckd_check_characteristics+0x3cc/0x938
> [dasd_eckd_mod]
>     [<00000000f6f1759b>] dasd_generic_set_online+0x150/0x4c0
>     [<00000000efca1efa>] ccw_device_set_online+0x324/0x808
>     [<00000000f9779774>] online_store_recog_and_online+0xe8/0x220
>     [<00000000349a5446>] online_store+0x2ce/0x420
>     [<000000005bd145f8>] kernfs_fop_write+0x1bc/0x270
>     [<0000000005664197>] vfs_write+0xce/0x220
>     [<0000000044a8bccb>] ksys_write+0xea/0x190
>     [<0000000037335938>] system_call+0x296/0x2b4


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