[PATCH v2] drm/amdgpu: fix multiple memory leaks

Sven Van Asbroeck thesven73 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 14:28:22 UTC 2019

Hi Christian,

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 4:05 AM Koenig, Christian
<Christian.Koenig at amd.com> wrote:
> > +out4:
> > +     kfree(i2s_pdata);
> > +out3:
> > +     kfree(adev->acp.acp_res);
> > +out2:
> > +     kfree(adev->acp.acp_cell);
> > +out1:
> > +     kfree(adev->acp.acp_genpd);
> kfree on a NULL pointer is harmless, so a single error label should be
> sufficient.

That is true, but I notice that the adev structure comes from outside this

static int acp_hw_init(void *handle)
struct amdgpu_device *adev = (struct amdgpu_device *)handle;

As far as I can tell, the init() does not explicitly set these to NULL:

I am assuming that core code sets these to NULL, before calling
acp_hw_init(). But is that guaranteed or simply a happy accident?
Ie. if they are NULL today, are they likely to remain NULL tomorrow?

Because calling kfree() on a stale pointer would be, well
not good. Especially not on an error path, which typically
does not receive much testing, if any.

My apologies if I have misinterpreted this, I am not familiar with
this code base.


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