APPLIED: [SRU][F:linux-bluefield][PATCH 0/1] UBUNTU: SAUCE: pka: Fix NULL pointer kfree() issue
tim.gardner at canonical.com
Tue Jun 22 17:50:58 UTC 2021
Applied to focal:linux-bluefield/master-next. Thanks.
On 6/10/21 8:48 AM, Mahantesh Salimath wrote:
> BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1931584
> SRU Justification:
> * Should not free NULL pointer. If the pointer is NULL as a result of memory allocation (kmalloc()),
> only return an error code and don't free (kfree()) a NULL pointer. Even though kfree() won't perform
> any operation if NULL is passed, this is not a good practice.
> * Don't free NULL pointer "pka: Fix NULL pointer kfree() issue"
> [Test Case]
> * No change in functionality.
> [Regression Potential]
> * Regression can be considered very low as the pointer won't be kfree()'d only in the case of it
> being NULL. This is functionally equivalent to passing NULL pointer to kfree() as no operation will be
> performed in this case.
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