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From: Evgeny Novikov <novikov@ispras.ru>
To: "Lad, Prabhakar" <prabhakar.csengg@gmail.com>
Cc: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@kernel.org>,
	linux-media <linux-media@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"ldv-project@linuxtesting.org" <ldv-project@linuxtesting.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] media: davinci: vpif_capture: fix potential double free
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 23:00:06 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20927111595619342@mail.yandex.ru> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CA+V-a8uNfscxiM1fMjfdvZstZkkzxW41p40jpBXT3NeyiS9-Qw@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Lad,

Yet again I can not demonstrate you a nice error trace corresponding to the bug fixed by the patch. Indeed, there is a branch in vpif_probe() that explicitly invokes vpif_probe_complete() and the patch targets the possible issue that can happen during this. 

When I developed the patch I saw on vpif_display.ko. It looks very similar regarding things touched by the patch. In particular, it does not free vpif_obj.sd in its vpif_probe_complete(). But now I see that it does this in vpif_remove()!

Do you think that vpif_capture.ko should do the same? If so, I guess that I should fix the patch appropriately since likely it just replaces one (very rare) bug with another one (on a typical execution path).

-- 
Evgeny Novikov
Linux Verification Center, ISP RAS
http://linuxtesting.org



24.07.2020, 17:17, "Lad, Prabhakar" <prabhakar.csengg@gmail.com>:
> Hi Evgeny,
>
> Thank you for the patch.
>
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 6:04 PM Evgeny Novikov <novikov@ispras.ru> wrote:
>>  In case of errors vpif_probe_complete() releases memory for vpif_obj.sd
>>  and unregisters the V4L2 device. But then this is done again by
>>  vpif_probe() itself. The patch removes the cleaning from
>>  vpif_probe_complete().
>>
>>  Found by Linux Driver Verification project (linuxtesting.org).
>>
>>  Signed-off-by: Evgeny Novikov <novikov@ispras.ru>
>>  ---
>>   drivers/media/platform/davinci/vpif_capture.c | 2 --
>>   1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
>>
>>  diff --git a/drivers/media/platform/davinci/vpif_capture.c b/drivers/media/platform/davinci/vpif_capture.c
>>  index d9ec439faefa..72a0e94e2e21 100644
>>  --- a/drivers/media/platform/davinci/vpif_capture.c
>>  +++ b/drivers/media/platform/davinci/vpif_capture.c
>>  @@ -1482,8 +1482,6 @@ static int vpif_probe_complete(void)
>>                  /* Unregister video device */
>>                  video_unregister_device(&ch->video_dev);
>>          }
>>  - kfree(vpif_obj.sd);
>>  - v4l2_device_unregister(&vpif_obj.v4l2_dev);
>
> vpif_probe_complete() is a async callback and probe() should have
> already completed by then.
>
> Cheers,
> --Prabhakar
>
>>          return err;
>>   }
>>  --
>>  2.16.4

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-24 20:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-23 17:04 Evgeny Novikov
2020-07-24 14:16 ` Lad, Prabhakar
2020-07-24 20:00   ` Evgeny Novikov [this message]
2020-07-24 22:05     ` Lad, Prabhakar
2020-08-02 18:38       ` Evgeny Novikov
2020-07-23 20:15 Markus Elfring
2020-07-23 20:15 ` Markus Elfring
2020-07-24 20:08 ` Evgeny Novikov
2020-07-24 20:08   ` Evgeny Novikov

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