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authorArtem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com>2012-09-03 17:12:29 +0300
committerArtem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com>2012-09-04 09:40:26 +0300
commit78b495c39add820ab66ab897af9bd77a5f2e91f6 (patch)
parent4cbe5a555fa58a79b6ecbb6c531b8bab0650778d (diff)
UBI: fix a horrible memory deallocation bug
UBI was mistakingly using 'kfree()' instead of 'kmem_cache_free()' when freeing "attach eraseblock" structures in vtbl.c. Thankfully, this happened only when we were doing auto-format, so many systems were unaffected. However, there are still many users affected. It is strange, but the system did not crash and nothing bad happened when the SLUB memory allocator was used. However, in case of SLOB we observed an crash right away. This problem was introduced in 2.6.39 by commit "6c1e875 UBI: add slab cache for ubi_scan_leb objects" A note for stable trees: Because variable were renamed, this won't cleanly apply to older kernels. Changing names like this should help: 1. ai -> si 2. aeb_slab_cache -> seb_slab_cache 3. new_aeb -> new_seb Reported-by: Richard Genoud <richard.genoud@gmail.com> Tested-by: Richard Genoud <richard.genoud@gmail.com> Tested-by: Artem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org [v2.6.39+] Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ubi/vtbl.c b/drivers/mtd/ubi/vtbl.c
index 437bc193e170..568307cc7caf 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/ubi/vtbl.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/ubi/vtbl.c
@@ -340,7 +340,7 @@ retry:
* of this LEB as it will be deleted and freed in 'ubi_add_to_av()'.
err = ubi_add_to_av(ubi, ai, new_aeb->pnum, new_aeb->ec, vid_hdr, 0);
- kfree(new_aeb);
+ kmem_cache_free(ai->aeb_slab_cache, new_aeb);
ubi_free_vid_hdr(ubi, vid_hdr);
return err;
@@ -353,7 +353,7 @@ write_error:
list_add(&new_aeb->u.list, &ai->erase);
goto retry;
- kfree(new_aeb);
+ kmem_cache_free(ai->aeb_slab_cache, new_aeb);
ubi_free_vid_hdr(ubi, vid_hdr);
return err;