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Subject[PATCH 4.19 022/276] btrfs: sysfs: dont leak memory when failing add fsid
From: Tobin C. Harding <>

commit e32773357d5cc271b1d23550b3ed026eb5c2a468 upstream.

A failed call to kobject_init_and_add() must be followed by a call to
kobject_put(). Currently in the error path when adding fs_devices we
are missing this call. This could be fixed by calling
btrfs_sysfs_remove_fsid() if btrfs_sysfs_add_fsid() returns an error or
by adding a call to kobject_put() directly in btrfs_sysfs_add_fsid().
Here we choose the second option because it prevents the slightly
unusual error path handling requirements of kobject from leaking out
into btrfs functions.

Add a call to kobject_put() in the error path of kobject_add_and_init().
This causes the release method to be called if kobject_init_and_add()
fails. open_tree() is the function that calls btrfs_sysfs_add_fsid()
and the error code in this function is already written with the
assumption that the release method is called during the error path of
open_tree() (as seen by the call to btrfs_sysfs_remove_fsid() under the
fail_fsdev_sysfs label).

Cc: # v4.4+
Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Signed-off-by: Tobin C. Harding <>
Reviewed-by: David Sterba <>
Signed-off-by: David Sterba <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

fs/btrfs/sysfs.c | 7 ++++++-
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/btrfs/sysfs.c
+++ b/fs/btrfs/sysfs.c
@@ -811,7 +811,12 @@ int btrfs_sysfs_add_fsid(struct btrfs_fs
fs_devs->fsid_kobj.kset = btrfs_kset;
error = kobject_init_and_add(&fs_devs->fsid_kobj,
&btrfs_ktype, parent, "%pU", fs_devs->fsid);
- return error;
+ if (error) {
+ kobject_put(&fs_devs->fsid_kobj);
+ return error;
+ }
+ return 0;

int btrfs_sysfs_add_mounted(struct btrfs_fs_info *fs_info)

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