Commit b2e08ad9 authored by Steven Rostedt (VMware)'s avatar Steven Rostedt (VMware) Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman
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tracing: Fix memory leak in set_trigger_filter()

commit 3cec638b upstream.

When create_event_filter() fails in set_trigger_filter(), the filter may
still be allocated and needs to be freed. The caller expects the
data->filter to be updated with the new filter, even if the new filter
failed (we could add an error message by setting set_str parameter of
create_event_filter(), but that's another update).

But because the error would just exit, filter was left hanging and
nothing could free it.

Found by kmemleak detector.

Fixes: bac5fb97

 ("tracing: Add and use generic set_trigger_filter() implementation")
Reviewed-by: default avatarTom Zanussi <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt (VMware) <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent d17cc664
......@@ -744,8 +744,10 @@ int set_trigger_filter(char *filter_str,
/* The filter is for the 'trigger' event, not the triggered event */
ret = create_event_filter(file->event_call, filter_str, false, &filter);
if (ret)
goto out;
* If create_event_filter() fails, filter still needs to be freed.
* Which the calling code will do with data->filter.
tmp = rcu_access_pointer(data->filter);
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