[alsa-devel] [PATCH 8/8] sound/soc: introduce missing kfree

Julia Lawall julia at diku.dk
Sat Sep 12 13:58:58 CEST 2009

On Sat, 12 Sep 2009, Mark Brown wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 06:23:04PM +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > From: Julia Lawall <julia at diku.dk>
> > Error handling code following a kzalloc should free the allocated data.
> > Error handling code following an ioremap should iounmap the allocated data.
> This doesn't seem to be a complete fix for the issue.  There are several
> other places where the function can fail but which don't do this cleanup
> - this may indicate a problem with the automatic analysis if it fails to
> spot the problem in the fixed code?
> In general for this sort of issue I'd suggest considering adding the
> error handling using the goto unwind block style since that tends to be
> a bit more robust against forgotten error handling than adding unwind
> code at each error site.  It's also a bit more managable when the code
> is doing a series of allocations like this is.

OK, thanks for the suggestions.  I see that there is a return near the 

	if (rc) {
		free_irq(psc_dma->irq, psc_dma);
		return -ENODEV;

that I missed.  I will send a new patch, using the suggested goto style.


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