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* [merged] vfs-xattr-mm-shmem-kernfs-release-simple-xattr-entry-in-a-right-way.patch removed from -mm tree
@ 2020-07-24 23:38 akpm
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From: akpm @ 2020-07-24 23:38 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: adilger, cgxu519, chris, dxu, gregkh, hughd, mm-commits, stable,
	tj, viro

The patch titled
     Subject: vfs/xattr: mm/shmem: kernfs: release simple xattr entry in a right way
has been removed from the -mm tree.  Its filename was

This patch was dropped because it was merged into mainline or a subsystem tree

From: Chengguang Xu <>
Subject: vfs/xattr: mm/shmem: kernfs: release simple xattr entry in a right way

After commit fdc85222d58e ("kernfs: kvmalloc xattr value instead of
kmalloc"), simple xattr entry is allocated with kvmalloc() instead of
kmalloc(), so we should release it with kvfree() instead of kfree().

Fixes: fdc85222d58e ("kernfs: kvmalloc xattr value instead of kmalloc")
Signed-off-by: Chengguang Xu <>
Acked-by: Hugh Dickins <>
Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>
Cc: Daniel Xu <>
Cc: Chris Down <>
Cc: Andreas Dilger <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: Al Viro <>
Cc: <>	[5.7]
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>

 include/linux/xattr.h |    3 ++-
 mm/shmem.c            |    2 +-
 2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/include/linux/xattr.h~vfs-xattr-mm-shmem-kernfs-release-simple-xattr-entry-in-a-right-way
+++ a/include/linux/xattr.h
@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@
 #include <linux/slab.h>
 #include <linux/types.h>
 #include <linux/spinlock.h>
+#include <linux/mm.h>
 #include <uapi/linux/xattr.h>
 struct inode;
@@ -94,7 +95,7 @@ static inline void simple_xattrs_free(st
 	list_for_each_entry_safe(xattr, node, &xattrs->head, list) {
-		kfree(xattr);
+		kvfree(xattr);
--- a/mm/shmem.c~vfs-xattr-mm-shmem-kernfs-release-simple-xattr-entry-in-a-right-way
+++ a/mm/shmem.c
@@ -3178,7 +3178,7 @@ static int shmem_initxattrs(struct inode
 		new_xattr->name = kmalloc(XATTR_SECURITY_PREFIX_LEN + len,
 		if (!new_xattr->name) {
-			kfree(new_xattr);
+			kvfree(new_xattr);
 			return -ENOMEM;

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