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SubjectRe: memory leaks in dasd_eckd_check_characteristics() error paths
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On 16.10.19 16:09, Qian Cai wrote:
> On Wed, 2019-10-16 at 15:29 +0200, Stefan Haberland wrote:
>> 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.
> When dasd_eckd_check_characteristics() failed here,
>
> if (!private) {
> private = kzalloc(sizeof(*private), GFP_KERNEL | GFP_DMA);
> if (!private) {
> dev_warn(&device->cdev->dev,
>  "Allocating memory for private DASD data "
>  "failed\n");
> return -ENOMEM;
> }
> device->private = private;
>
> The device->private is NULL.
>
> Then, in dasd_eckd_uncheck_device(), it will return immediately.
>
> if (!private)
> return;

Yes but in this case there is no per_path configuration data stored.
This is done after the private structure is allocated successfully.


>>> 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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