[PATCH 08/17] clocksource/drivers/bcm2835_timer: Fix memory leak of timer

Daniel Lezcano daniel.lezcano at linaro.org
Thu Jan 16 10:22:55 PST 2020

From: Colin Ian King <colin.king at canonical.com>

Currently when setup_irq fails the error exit path will leak the
recently allocated timer structure.  Originally the code would
throw a panic but a later commit changed the behaviour to return
via the err_iounmap path and hence we now have a memory leak. Fix
this by adding a err_timer_free error path that kfree's timer.

Addresses-Coverity: ("Resource Leak")
Fixes: 524a7f08983d ("clocksource/drivers/bcm2835_timer: Convert init function to return error")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king at canonical.com>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano at linaro.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20191219213246.34437-1-colin.king@canonical.com
 drivers/clocksource/bcm2835_timer.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/clocksource/bcm2835_timer.c b/drivers/clocksource/bcm2835_timer.c
index 2b196cbfadb6..b235f446ee50 100644
--- a/drivers/clocksource/bcm2835_timer.c
+++ b/drivers/clocksource/bcm2835_timer.c
@@ -121,7 +121,7 @@ static int __init bcm2835_timer_init(struct device_node *node)
 	ret = setup_irq(irq, &timer->act);
 	if (ret) {
 		pr_err("Can't set up timer IRQ\n");
-		goto err_iounmap;
+		goto err_timer_free;
 	clockevents_config_and_register(&timer->evt, freq, 0xf, 0xffffffff);
@@ -130,6 +130,9 @@ static int __init bcm2835_timer_init(struct device_node *node)
 	return 0;
+	kfree(timer);
 	return ret;

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