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From bb2b64768245c44e2af562519fca000c8f4063e4 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Wang Hai <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2020 15:56:21 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] mm/slub: fix a memory leak in sysfs_slab_add()
commit dde3c6b72a16c2db826f54b2d49bdea26c3534a2 upstream.
syzkaller reports for memory leak when kobject_init_and_add() returns an
error in the function sysfs_slab_add() [1]
When this happened, the function kobject_put() is not called for the
corresponding kobject, which potentially leads to memory leak.
This patch fixes the issue by calling kobject_put() even if
kobject_init_and_add() fails.
BUG: memory leak
unreferenced object 0xffff8880a6d4be88 (size 8):
comm "syz-executor.3", pid 946, jiffies 4295772514 (age 18.396s)
hex dump (first 8 bytes):
70 69 64 5f 33 00 ff ff pid_3...
kstrdup+0x35/0x70 mm/util.c:60
kstrdup_const+0x3d/0x50 mm/util.c:82
kvasprintf_const+0x112/0x170 lib/kasprintf.c:48
kobject_set_name_vargs+0x55/0x130 lib/kobject.c:289
kobject_add_varg lib/kobject.c:384 [inline]
kobject_init_and_add+0xd8/0x170 lib/kobject.c:473
sysfs_slab_add+0x1d8/0x290 mm/slub.c:5811
__kmem_cache_create+0x50a/0x570 mm/slub.c:4384
create_cache+0x113/0x1e0 mm/slab_common.c:407
kmem_cache_create_usercopy+0x1a1/0x260 mm/slab_common.c:505
kmem_cache_create+0xd/0x10 mm/slab_common.c:564
create_pid_cachep kernel/pid_namespace.c:54 [inline]
create_pid_namespace kernel/pid_namespace.c:96 [inline]
copy_pid_ns+0x77c/0x8f0 kernel/pid_namespace.c:148
create_new_namespaces+0x26b/0xa30 kernel/nsproxy.c:95
unshare_nsproxy_namespaces+0xa7/0x1e0 kernel/nsproxy.c:229
ksys_unshare+0x3d2/0x770 kernel/fork.c:2969
__do_sys_unshare kernel/fork.c:3037 [inline]
__se_sys_unshare kernel/fork.c:3035 [inline]
__x64_sys_unshare+0x2d/0x40 kernel/fork.c:3035
do_syscall_64+0xa1/0x530 arch/x86/entry/common.c:295
Fixes: 80da026a8e5d ("mm/slub: fix slab double-free in case of duplicate sysfs filename")
Reported-by: Hulk Robot <>
Signed-off-by: Wang Hai <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <>
Cc: David Rientjes <>
Cc: Joonsoo Kim <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
diff --git a/mm/slub.c b/mm/slub.c
index 6fa661d13fd2..3968a521efcf 100644
--- a/mm/slub.c
+++ b/mm/slub.c
@@ -5775,8 +5775,10 @@ static int sysfs_slab_add(struct kmem_cache *s)
s->kobj.kset = kset;
err = kobject_init_and_add(&s->kobj, &slab_ktype, NULL, "%s", name);
- if (err)
+ if (err) {
+ kobject_put(&s->kobj);
goto out;
+ }
err = sysfs_create_group(&s->kobj, &slab_attr_group);
if (err)