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SubjectRe: [PATCH] blk-mq: fix a memory leak bug
On Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 8:26 PM Ming Lei <tom.leiming@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 3:04 PM Wenwen Wang <wang6495@umn.edu> wrote:
> >
> > From: Wenwen Wang <wenwen@cs.uga.edu>
> >
> > In blk_mq_init_allocated_queue(), a kernel buffer is allocated through
> > kcalloc_node() to hold hardware dispatch queues in the request queue 'q',
> > i.e., 'q->queue_hw_ctx'. Later on, if the blk-mq device has no scheduler
> > set, a scheduler will be initialized through elevator_init_mq(). If this
> > initialization fails, blk_mq_init_allocated_queue() needs to be terminated
> > with an error code returned to indicate this failure. However, the
> > allocated buffer is not freed on this execution path, leading to a memory
> > leak bug. Moreover, the required cleanup work is also missed on this path.
> >
> > To fix the above issues, free the allocated buffer and invoke the cleanup
> > functions.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <wenwen@cs.uga.edu>
> > ---
> > block/blk-mq.c | 8 ++++----
> > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/block/blk-mq.c b/block/blk-mq.c
> > index e5ef40c..04fe077 100644
> > --- a/block/blk-mq.c
> > +++ b/block/blk-mq.c
> > @@ -2845,6 +2845,8 @@ static unsigned int nr_hw_queues(struct blk_mq_tag_set *set)
> > struct request_queue *blk_mq_init_allocated_queue(struct blk_mq_tag_set *set,
> > struct request_queue *q)
> > {
> > + int ret = -ENOMEM;
> > +
>
> The above isn't necessary because the function always returns
> ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM) in case of failure.
>
> > /* mark the queue as mq asap */
> > q->mq_ops = set->ops;
> >
> > @@ -2906,11 +2908,9 @@ struct request_queue *blk_mq_init_allocated_queue(struct blk_mq_tag_set *set,
> > blk_mq_map_swqueue(q);
> >
> > if (!(set->flags & BLK_MQ_F_NO_SCHED)) {
> > - int ret;
> > -
> > ret = elevator_init_mq(q);
> > if (ret)
> > - return ERR_PTR(ret);
> > + goto err_hctxs;
>
> The above change itself is fine.
>
> However, elevator_init_mq() shouldn't return failure since none should
> work any time.
> That said 'none' should be fallback to in case that default
> mq-deadline can't be initialized.

Thanks for your comments! I agree that 'none' is the fallback if
'mq-deadline' cannot be initialized.

But, the error-handling branch after elevator_init_mq() is still
necessary, unless elevator_init_mq() always returns zero, which is not
true.

Thanks!
Wenwen

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