[PATCH] drm/amdgpu: Fix double free in amdgpu_get_xgmi_hive

Felix Kuehling felix.kuehling at amd.com
Thu Jan 20 18:04:02 UTC 2022

Am 2022-01-20 um 5:17 a.m. schrieb Miaoqian Lin:
> Callback function amdgpu_xgmi_hive_release() in kobject_put()
> calls kfree(hive), So we don't need call kfree(hive) again.
> Fixes: 7b833d680481 ("drm/amd/amdgpu: fix potential memleak")
> Signed-off-by: Miaoqian Lin <linmq006 at gmail.com>

The patch is

Reviewed-by: Felix Kuehling <Felix.Kuehling at amd.com>

This kobject_init_and_add error handling semantics is very unintuitive,
and we keep stumbling over it. I wonder is there is a better way to
handle this. Basically, this is what it looks like, when done correctly:

    foo = kzalloc(sizeof(*foo), GFP_KERNEL);
    if (!foo)
    	return -ENOMEM;
    r = kobject_init_and_add(&foo->kobj, &foo_type, &parent, "foo_name");
    if (r) {
    	/* OK, initialization failed, but I still need to
    	 * clean up manually as if the call had succeeded.
    	/* Don't kfree foo, because that's already done by
    	 * a callback setup by the call that failed above.
    	return r;

Given that unintuitive behaviour, I'd argue that kobject_init_and_add
fails as an abstraction. Code would be clearer, more intuitive and safer
by calling kobject_init and kobject_add separately itself.
kobject_init_and_add saves you typing exactly one line of code, and it's
just not worth it:

    foo = kzalloc(sizeof(*foo), GFP_KERNEL);
    if (!foo)
    	return -ENOMEM;
    kobject_init(&foo->kobj, &foo_type); /* never fails */
    r = kobject_add(&foo->kobj, &parent, "foo_name");
    if (r) {
    	/* since kobj_init succeeded, it's obvious that kobj_put
    	 * is the right thing to do to handle all the cleanup.
    	return r;


> ---
>  drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_xgmi.c | 1 -
>  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_xgmi.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_xgmi.c
> index e8b8f28c2f72..35d4b966ef2c 100644
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_xgmi.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_xgmi.c
> @@ -393,7 +393,6 @@ struct amdgpu_hive_info *amdgpu_get_xgmi_hive(struct amdgpu_device *adev)
>  	if (ret) {
>  		dev_err(adev->dev, "XGMI: failed initializing kobject for xgmi hive\n");
>  		kobject_put(&hive->kobj);
> -		kfree(hive);
>  		hive = NULL;
>  		goto pro_end;
>  	}

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