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From: Philippe Duplessis-Guindon <>
To: Steven Rostedt <>
	Philippe Duplessis-Guindon <>
Subject: [PATCH] tools lib traceevent: Fix memory leak in process_dynamic_array_len
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:02:36 -0400
Message-ID: <> (raw)

I compiled with AddressSanitizer and I had these memory leaks while I
was using the tep_parse_format function:

    Direct leak of 28 byte(s) in 4 object(s) allocated from:
        #0 0x7fb07db49ffe in __interceptor_realloc (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
        #1 0x7fb07a724228 in extend_token /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:985
        #2 0x7fb07a724c21 in __read_token /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:1140
        #3 0x7fb07a724f78 in read_token /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:1206
        #4 0x7fb07a725191 in __read_expect_type /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:1291
        #5 0x7fb07a7251df in read_expect_type /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:1299
        #6 0x7fb07a72e6c8 in process_dynamic_array_len /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:2849
        #7 0x7fb07a7304b8 in process_function /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:3161
        #8 0x7fb07a730900 in process_arg_token /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:3207
        #9 0x7fb07a727c0b in process_arg /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:1786
        #10 0x7fb07a731080 in event_read_print_args /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:3285
        #11 0x7fb07a731722 in event_read_print /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:3369
        #12 0x7fb07a740054 in __tep_parse_format /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:6335
        #13 0x7fb07a74047a in __parse_event /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:6389
        #14 0x7fb07a740536 in tep_parse_format /home/pduplessis/repo/linux/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c:6431
        #15 0x7fb07a785acf in parse_event ../../../src/fs-src/fs.c:251
        #16 0x7fb07a785ccd in parse_systems ../../../src/fs-src/fs.c:284
        #17 0x7fb07a786fb3 in read_metadata ../../../src/fs-src/fs.c:593
        #18 0x7fb07a78760e in ftrace_fs_source_init ../../../src/fs-src/fs.c:727
        #19 0x7fb07d90c19c in add_component_with_init_method_data ../../../../src/lib/graph/graph.c:1048
        #20 0x7fb07d90c87b in add_source_component_with_initialize_method_data ../../../../src/lib/graph/graph.c:1127
        #21 0x7fb07d90c92a in bt_graph_add_source_component ../../../../src/lib/graph/graph.c:1152
        #22 0x55db11aa632e in cmd_run_ctx_create_components_from_config_components ../../../src/cli/babeltrace2.c:2252
        #23 0x55db11aa6fda in cmd_run_ctx_create_components ../../../src/cli/babeltrace2.c:2347
        #24 0x55db11aa780c in cmd_run ../../../src/cli/babeltrace2.c:2461
        #25 0x55db11aa8a7d in main ../../../src/cli/babeltrace2.c:2673
        #26 0x7fb07d5460b2 in __libc_start_main (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

The token variable in the process_dynamic_array_len function is
allocated in the read_expect_type function, but is not freed before
calling the read_token function.

Free the token variable before calling read_token in order to plug the

Signed-off-by: Philippe Duplessis-Guindon <>
 tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c b/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c
index 5b36c589a029..ba4f33804af1 100644
--- a/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c
+++ b/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c
@@ -2861,6 +2861,7 @@ process_dynamic_array_len(struct tep_event *event, struct tep_print_arg *arg,
 	if (read_expected(TEP_EVENT_DELIM, ")") < 0)
 		goto out_err;
+	free_token(token);
 	type = read_token(&token);
 	*tok = token;

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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-30 15:02 Philippe Duplessis-Guindon [this message]
2020-07-30 21:28 ` Steven Rostedt
2020-07-31 12:04   ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo

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