[PATCH] kexec: prevent double free on image allocation failure

From: Sasha Levin
Date: Thu Feb 21 2013 - 20:26:46 EST

If kimage_normal_alloc() fails to initialize an allocated kimage, it will free
the image but would still set 'rimage', as a result kexec_load will try
to free it again.

This would explode as part of the freeing process is accessing internal
members which point to uninitialized memory.

Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/kexec.c | 2 --
1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/kexec.c b/kernel/kexec.c
index 2348bd6..855bfbb 100644
--- a/kernel/kexec.c
+++ b/kernel/kexec.c
@@ -242,8 +242,6 @@ static int kimage_normal_alloc(struct kimage **rimage, unsigned long entry,
if (result)
goto out;

- *rimage = image;
* Find a location for the control code buffer, and add it
* the vector of segments so that it's pages will also be

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