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Re: iwi(4) patch

On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 01:22:19AM +0100, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
> Hi,
> With a Xen debug kernel (PAE off), iwi(4) is not able to attach during  
> autoconf ("XENMEM_decrease_reservation failed!" issue) on my laptop.  
> This should not be fatal to the boot process, but in fact, it is; errors  
> are (from my PoV) incorrectly handled in if_iwi.c.
> I have local fixes to it [1]. However, as it is not a part of the kernel  
> I am familiar with, I would like more experienced people to review my 
> patch:
> - some bus_dma fix, with checks against invalid dmap.
> - move the (RX and TX) rings' allocation code later in iwi_attach() to  
> avoid NULL pointer dereference if allocation fails (iwi_detach()  
> manipulates structure variables that are not set in case of a failed  
> allocation)
> - avoid double free in case of failure during attach. If an allocation  
> fails, do not free it directly, this is handled by iwi_detach() routine.

Judging by your patch alone, if iwi_attach() fails midway through,
it will leak resources, will it not?


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933

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