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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: rtl8192e: rtllib_module: Fix memory leak in alloc_rtllib
On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 05:05:58PM -0600, Navid Emamdoost wrote:
> In the implementation of alloc_rtllib() the allocated dev is leaked in
> case of ieee->pHTInfo allocation failure. Release via free_netdev(dev).
>
> Fixes: 6869a11bff1d ("Staging: rtl8192e: Use !x instead of x == NULL")

This is not the commit that introduced this issue.

> Signed-off-by: Navid Emamdoost <navid.emamdoost@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/staging/rtl8192e/rtllib_module.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8192e/rtllib_module.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8192e/rtllib_module.c
> index 64d9feee1f39..18d898714c5c 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/rtl8192e/rtllib_module.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8192e/rtllib_module.c
> @@ -125,7 +125,7 @@ struct net_device *alloc_rtllib(int sizeof_priv)
>
> ieee->pHTInfo = kzalloc(sizeof(struct rt_hi_throughput), GFP_KERNEL);
> if (!ieee->pHTInfo)
> - return NULL;
> + goto failed;

And you're still leaking ieee->networks and possibly a bunch of other
allocations here. You need to call at least rtllib_networks_free() in
the error path.

>
> HTUpdateDefaultSetting(ieee);
> HTInitializeHTInfo(ieee);

Johan

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