Commit 7522a842 authored by Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli's avatar Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] kprobes: NULL out non-relevant fields in struct kretprobe

In cases where a struct kretprobe's *_handler fields are non-NULL, it is
possible to cause a system crash, due to the possibility of calls ending up
in zombie functions.  Documentation clearly states that unused *_handlers
should be set to NULL, but kprobe users sometimes fail to do so.

Fix it by setting the non-relevant fields of the struct kretprobe to NULL.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAnanth N Mavinakayanahalli <>
Acked-by: default avatarJim Keniston <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 5a7b46b3
......@@ -585,6 +585,9 @@ int __kprobes register_kretprobe(struct kretprobe *rp)
int i;
rp->kp.pre_handler = pre_handler_kretprobe;
rp->kp.post_handler = NULL;
rp->kp.fault_handler = NULL;
rp->kp.break_handler = NULL;
/* Pre-allocate memory for max kretprobe instances */
if (rp->maxactive <= 0) {
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