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authorLinus Torvalds <>2016-01-07 12:42:22 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2016-01-07 12:42:22 -0800
commit2626820d838f9e98f323bf47b4fb7722d1c52e53 (patch)
parentb06f3a168cdcd80026276898fd1fee443ef25743 (diff)
parent049fb9bd416077b3622d317a45796be4f2431df3 (diff)
Merge tag 'trace-v4.4-rc4-4' of git://
Pull ftrace fix from Steven Rostedt: "PeiyangX Qiu reported that if a module fails to load between calling ftrace_module_init() and do_init_module() that the allocations made in ftrace_module_init() will not be freed, resulting in a memory leak. The solution is to call ftrace_release_mod() on the failing module in the fail path befor do_init_module() is called. This will remove any allocations made for that module, and nothing if ftrace_module_init() wasn't called yet for that module. Note, once do_init_module() is called, the MODULE_GOING notifiers are called for the failed module, which calls into the ftrace code to do the proper clean up (basically calling ftrace_release_mod())" * tag 'trace-v4.4-rc4-4' of git:// ftrace/module: Call clean up function when module init fails early
2 files changed, 7 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/ftrace.h b/include/linux/ftrace.h
index eae6548efbf0..60048c50404e 100644
--- a/include/linux/ftrace.h
+++ b/include/linux/ftrace.h
@@ -586,6 +586,7 @@ extern int ftrace_arch_read_dyn_info(char *buf, int size);
extern int skip_trace(unsigned long ip);
extern void ftrace_module_init(struct module *mod);
+extern void ftrace_release_mod(struct module *mod);
extern void ftrace_disable_daemon(void);
extern void ftrace_enable_daemon(void);
diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 8f051a106676..38c7bd5583ff 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -3571,6 +3571,12 @@ static int load_module(struct load_info *info, const char __user *uargs,
+ /*
+ * Ftrace needs to clean up what it initialized.
+ * This does nothing if ftrace_module_init() wasn't called,
+ * but it must be called outside of module_mutex.
+ */
+ ftrace_release_mod(mod);
/* Free lock-classes; relies on the preceding sync_rcu() */
lockdep_free_key_range(mod->module_core, mod->core_size);