[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "UBI: add missing kmem_cache_free() in process_pool_aeb error path" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Tue Oct 21 20:09:12 UTC 2014

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    UBI: add missing kmem_cache_free() in process_pool_aeb error path

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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>From f5fce7754cedf99ce0f500b5634b5c263c68310f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Richard Genoud <richard.genoud at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:25:01 +0200
Subject: UBI: add missing kmem_cache_free() in process_pool_aeb error path

commit 1bf1890e86869032099b539bc83b098be12fc5a7 upstream.

I ran into this error after a ubiupdatevol, because I forgot to backport
e9110361a9a4 UBI: fix the volumes tree sorting criteria.

UBI error: process_pool_aeb: orphaned volume in fastmap pool
UBI error: ubi_scan_fastmap: Attach by fastmap failed, doing a full scan!
kmem_cache_destroy ubi_ainf_peb_slab: Slab cache still has objects
CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: swapper Not tainted 3.14.18-00053-gf05cac8dbf85 #1
[<c000d298>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c000baa8>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14)
[<c000baa8>] (show_stack) from [<c01b7a68>] (destroy_ai+0x230/0x244)
[<c01b7a68>] (destroy_ai) from [<c01b8fd4>] (ubi_attach+0x98/0x1ec)
[<c01b8fd4>] (ubi_attach) from [<c01ade90>] (ubi_attach_mtd_dev+0x2b8/0x868)
[<c01ade90>] (ubi_attach_mtd_dev) from [<c038b510>] (ubi_init+0x1dc/0x2ac)
[<c038b510>] (ubi_init) from [<c0008860>] (do_one_initcall+0x94/0x140)
[<c0008860>] (do_one_initcall) from [<c037aadc>] (kernel_init_freeable+0xe8/0x1b0)
[<c037aadc>] (kernel_init_freeable) from [<c02730ac>] (kernel_init+0x8/0xe4)
[<c02730ac>] (kernel_init) from [<c00093f0>] (ret_from_fork+0x14/0x24)
UBI: scanning is finished

Freeing the cache in the error path fixes the Slab error.

Tested on at91sam9g35 (3.14.18+fastmap backports)

Signed-off-by: Richard Genoud <richard.genoud at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/mtd/ubi/fastmap.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ubi/fastmap.c b/drivers/mtd/ubi/fastmap.c
index ead8613..fdbaf7a 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/ubi/fastmap.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/ubi/fastmap.c
@@ -330,6 +330,7 @@ static int process_pool_aeb(struct ubi_device *ubi, struct ubi_attach_info *ai,
 		av = tmp_av;
 	else {
 		ubi_err("orphaned volume in fastmap pool!");
+		kmem_cache_free(ai->aeb_slab_cache, new_aeb);
 		return UBI_BAD_FASTMAP;


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