[PATCH 1/1] usermodehelper: cleanup/fix __orderly_poweroff() &&argv_free()

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Mon Feb 25 2013 - 12:12:49 EST

__orderly_poweroff() does argv_free() if call_usermodehelper_fns()
returns -ENOMEM. As Lucas pointed out, this can be wrong if -ENOMEM
was not triggered by the failing call_usermodehelper_setup(), in this
case both __orderly_poweroff() and argv_cleanup() can do kfree().

Kill argv_cleanup() and change __orderly_poweroff() to call argv_free()
unconditionally like do_coredump() does. This info->cleanup() is not
needed (and wrong) since 6c0c0d4d "fix bug in orderly_poweroff() which
did the UMH_NO_WAIT => UMH_WAIT_EXEC change, we can rely on the fact
that CLONE_VFORK can't return until do_execve() succeeds/fails.

Reported-by: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx>

--- x/kernel/sys.c
+++ x/kernel/sys.c
@@ -2184,11 +2184,6 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE3(getcpu, unsigned __user

char poweroff_cmd[POWEROFF_CMD_PATH_LEN] = "/sbin/poweroff";

-static void argv_cleanup(struct subprocess_info *info)
- argv_free(info->argv);
static int __orderly_poweroff(void)
int argc;
@@ -2208,9 +2203,8 @@ static int __orderly_poweroff(void)

ret = call_usermodehelper_fns(argv[0], argv, envp, UMH_WAIT_EXEC,
- NULL, argv_cleanup, NULL);
- if (ret == -ENOMEM)
- argv_free(argv);
+ argv_free(argv);

return ret;

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