Commit 6fdcc216 authored by Peter Staubach's avatar Peter Staubach Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] memory leak in dentry_open()

There is a memory leak possible in dentry_open().  If get_empty_filp()
fails, then the references to dentry and mnt need to be released.  The
attached patch adds the calls to dput() and mntput() to release these two
Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Staubach <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 5c7ad510
......@@ -887,6 +887,10 @@ struct file *nameidata_to_filp(struct nameidata *nd, int flags)
return filp;
* dentry_open() will have done dput(dentry) and mntput(mnt) if it returns an
* error.
struct file *dentry_open(struct dentry *dentry, struct vfsmount *mnt, int flags)
int error;
......@@ -894,8 +898,11 @@ struct file *dentry_open(struct dentry *dentry, struct vfsmount *mnt, int flags)
error = -ENFILE;
f = get_empty_filp();
if (f == NULL)
if (f == NULL) {
return ERR_PTR(error);
return __dentry_open(dentry, mnt, flags, f, NULL);
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