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SubjectRe: [PATCH] vfio/mdev: Fix reference count leak in add_mdev_supported_type.
On Wed, 27 May 2020 21:01:09 -0500
wu000273@umn.edu wrote:

> From: Qiushi Wu <wu000273@umn.edu>
>
> kobject_init_and_add() takes reference even when it fails.
> If this function returns an error, kobject_put() must be called to
> properly clean up the memory associated with the object. Thus,
> replace kfree() by kobject_put() to fix this issue. Previous
> commit "b8eb718348b8" fixed a similar problem.
>
> Fixes: 7b96953bc640 ("vfio: Mediated device Core driver")
> Signed-off-by: Qiushi Wu <wu000273@umn.edu>
> ---

Applied to vfio next branch for v5.8 with Connie's and Kirti's reviews.
Thanks,

Alex

> drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c
> index 8ad14e5c02bf..917fd84c1c6f 100644
> --- a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c
> +++ b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c
> @@ -110,7 +110,7 @@ static struct mdev_type *add_mdev_supported_type(struct mdev_parent *parent,
> "%s-%s", dev_driver_string(parent->dev),
> group->name);
> if (ret) {
> - kfree(type);
> + kobject_put(&type->kobj);
> return ERR_PTR(ret);
> }
>

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