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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net/mlx5: Fix a memory leak bug
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On Tue, 2019-08-13 at 03:21 -0500, Wenwen Wang wrote:
> In mlx5_cmd_invoke(), 'ent' is allocated through kzalloc() in
> alloc_cmd().
> After the work is queued, wait_func() is invoked to wait the
> completion of
> the work. If wait_func() returns -ETIMEDOUT, the following execution
> will
> be terminated. However, the allocated 'ent' is not deallocated on
> this
> program path, leading to a memory leak bug.
>
> To fix the above issue, free 'ent' before returning the error.

Hi Wenewn, sorry i have to nack this.

As Moshe already pointed out, we intentionally don't free ent, since
even if the driver decided to timeout, FW might still send a
completion, until the FW sends the completion, this entry shouldn't be
freed and is not reusable by driver.

So this is not a memory leak, it just means that only FW completion is
allowed to free this entry or driver shutdown.. otherwise this command
entry is just dead until next fw completion.

Thanks,
Saeed.


>
> Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <wenwen@cs.uga.edu>
> ---
> drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/cmd.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/cmd.c
> b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/cmd.c
> index 8cdd7e6..90cdb9a 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/cmd.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/cmd.c
> @@ -1036,7 +1036,7 @@ static int mlx5_cmd_invoke(struct mlx5_core_dev
> *dev, struct mlx5_cmd_msg *in,
>
> err = wait_func(dev, ent);
> if (err == -ETIMEDOUT)
> - goto out;
> + goto out_free;
>
> ds = ent->ts2 - ent->ts1;
> op = MLX5_GET(mbox_in, in->first.data, opcode);
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