Kernel memory leak on CDC-ACM device plug/unplug

Greg KH gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Wed Sep 19 13:32:22 PDT 2018


On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 04:11:55PM +0200, Romain Izard wrote:
> While trying to debug a memory leak problem, I encountered the following
> problem:
> 
> After plugging/unplugging an USB CDC-ACM device, kmemleak reports multiple
> copies of the following leak. It is not necessary to open the port for the
> leak to happen.
> 
> unreferenced object 0xddbfd500 (size 128):
>   comm "kworker/0:3", pid 675, jiffies 69734 (age 916.580s)
>   hex dump (first 32 bytes):
>     01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................
>     00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1c d5 bf dd  ................
>   backtrace:
>     [<da0194da>] acm_probe+0x868/0xc3c
>     [<cc72c809>] usb_probe_interface+0x11c/0x274
>     [<bbce212c>] driver_probe_device+0x22c/0x320
>     [<544a5b43>] bus_for_each_drv+0x58/0xb8
>     [<fe5944dc>] __device_attach+0xd0/0x138
>     [<d807c1e5>] bus_probe_device+0x84/0x8c
>     [<16645f2c>] device_add+0x3cc/0x5c0
>     [<80c11c88>] usb_set_configuration+0x448/0x7b0
>     [<76bdbcdf>] generic_probe+0x2c/0x78
>     [<bbce212c>] driver_probe_device+0x22c/0x320
>     [<544a5b43>] bus_for_each_drv+0x58/0xb8
>     [<fe5944dc>] __device_attach+0xd0/0x138
>     [<d807c1e5>] bus_probe_device+0x84/0x8c
>     [<16645f2c>] device_add+0x3cc/0x5c0
>     [<02a49898>] usb_new_device+0x264/0x424
>     [<865a481b>] hub_event+0xa20/0x1154
> 
> For each additional plug/unplug cycle, around 30 such new leaks are created.
> 
> Tested on a SAMA5D2 Xplained demo board, with a v4.18.8 kernel.
> The CDC-ACM device was another SAMA5D2 device, with a composite profile
> including a CDC-ACM port implemented with configfs.

Have you come up with any patches that might resolve this?  It's hard to
see what exactly is "leaking" here.

thanks,

greg k-h



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