[PATCH] fsi: Aspeed: Fix a potential double free
linux at roeck-us.net
Fri Jan 7 12:35:10 AEDT 2022
On 1/6/22 10:35 AM, Christophe JAILLET wrote:
> Le 06/01/2022 à 18:25, Guenter Roeck a écrit :
>> On 1/6/22 12:14 AM, Dan Carpenter wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 07:29:07AM +0100, Greg KH wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 05:56:02PM +0100, Christophe JAILLET wrote:
>>>>> 'aspeed' is a devm_alloc'ed, so there is no need to free it explicitly or
>>>>> there will be a double free().
>>>> A struct device can never be devm_alloced for obvious reasons. Perhaps
>>>> that is the real problem here?
>>> I don't understand how "aspeed" is a struct device.
>> -static void aspeed_master_release(struct device *dev)
>> - struct fsi_master_aspeed *aspeed =
>> - to_fsi_master_aspeed(dev_to_fsi_master(dev));
>> - kfree(aspeed);
>> So "dev" is embedded in struct fsi_master, and struct fsi_master is embedded
>> in struct fsi_master_aspeed. Since "struct device" is embedded, the data
>> structure embedding it must be released with the release function, as is done
>> here. The problem is indeed that the data structure is allocated with
>> devm_kzalloc(), which as Greg points out must not be devm_ allocated
>> (because its lifetime does not match the lifetime of devm_ allocated
> Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation.
> Crystal clear for me now.
> Do you want me to send a patch to remove the devm_ or will you?
Sorry, I am way behind with code reviews. I won't have time to submit a patch.
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