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devpts: plug the memory leak in kill_sb

When devpts is unmounted, there may be a no-longer-used IDR tree hanging
off the superblock we are about to kill.  This needs to be cleaned up
before destroying the SB.

The leak is usually not a big deal because unmounting devpts is typically
done when shutting down the whole machine.  However, shutting down an LXC
container instead of a physical machine exposes the problem (the garbage
is detectable with kmemleak).

Signed-off-by: Ilija Hadzic <ihadzic@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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Ilija Hadzic 8 years ago
committed by Linus Torvalds
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      fs/devpts/inode.c

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fs/devpts/inode.c

@ -498,6 +498,7 @@ static void devpts_kill_sb(struct super_block *sb)
{
struct pts_fs_info *fsi = DEVPTS_SB(sb);
ida_destroy(&fsi->allocated_ptys);
kfree(fsi);
kill_litter_super(sb);
}

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