[ipxe-devel] [ipxe/ipxe] [infiniband] fix a memory leak in ib_refill_recv (#87)

Ignat Korchagin notifications at github.com
Mon Jan 7 13:19:04 UTC 2019

While debugging another issue (my UEFI firmware continuously polling the iPXE
option ROM on a Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx) I noticed that iPXE quickly runs out of
memory. Tracing the code led me to ib_refill_recv. We can see that
ib_refill_recv allocated an iobuf and hands it over to a driver-specific
post-receive hook. However, ib_refill_recv free's the iobuf only, when the hook
returns an error and none of the implementations free the iobuf on success.

So it seems that ib_refill_recv should unconditionally free the iobuf before
processing the error code from the hook (this patch fixed the leak for me at
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-- Commit Summary --

  * [infiniband] fix a memory leak in ib_refill_recv

-- File Changes --

    M src/net/infiniband.c (5)

-- Patch Links --


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