Commit 32d6fead authored by Jesper Juhl's avatar Jesper Juhl Committed by Linus Torvalds

mm/hugetlb.c: fix error-path memory leak in nr_hugepages_store_common()

The NODEMASK_ALLOC macro may dynamically allocate memory for its second
argument ('nodes_allowed' in this context).

In nr_hugepages_store_common() we may abort early if strict_strtoul()
fails, but in that case we do not free the memory already allocated to
'nodes_allowed', causing a memory leak.

This patch closes the leak by freeing the memory in the error path.

[ use NODEMASK_FREE, per Minchan Kim]
Signed-off-by: default avatarJesper Juhl <>
Cc: Minchan Kim <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 29c1f677
......@@ -1374,8 +1374,10 @@ static ssize_t nr_hugepages_store_common(bool obey_mempolicy,
NODEMASK_ALLOC(nodemask_t, nodes_allowed, GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NORETRY);
err = strict_strtoul(buf, 10, &count);
if (err)
if (err) {
return 0;
h = kobj_to_hstate(kobj, &nid);
if (nid == NUMA_NO_NODE) {
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