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From: Christian Ehrhardt <>
To: dpdk stable <>, Xueming Li <>
Cc: Luca Boccassi <>
Subject: [dpdk-stable] Should we backport or skip e132ee86 "devargs: fix memory leak on parsing failure"
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2021 08:07:11 +0200
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Hi Xueming,

I wanted to let you know that while backporting:
  Commit e132ee8690474fa985e26f1d4db75823024748c8
  Author: Xueming Li <>
  Date:   Tue Apr 13 03:14:09 2021 +0000
      devargs: fix memory leak on parsing failure

I've found

[  288s] ../lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_devargs.c:171:16: error:
passing argument 1 of ‘free’ discards ‘const’ qualifier from pointer
target type [-Werror=discarded-qualifiers]
[  288s]   171 |    free(devargs->data);
[  288s]       |         ~~~~~~~^~~~~~
[  288s] In file included from ../lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_common.h:20,
[  288s]                  from ../lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_log.h:25,
[  288s]                  from ../lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_bus.h:24,
[  288s]                  from ../lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_devargs.c:13:
[  288s] /usr/include/stdlib.h:565:25: note: expected ‘void *’ but
argument is of type ‘const char *’
[  288s]   565 | extern void free (void *__ptr) __THROW;
[  288s]       |                   ~~~~~~^~~~~

I've seen that to make it work it would require some more from the
same series, but that was not targeted at dpgk-stable

  Commit 64051bb1f144c418f3fc76e6d0973337b05d5886
  Author: Xueming Li <>
  Date:   Tue Apr 13 03:14:08 2021 +0000
      devargs: unify scratch buffer storage

Then I've checked and seen that it is also not present in
lib/librte_eal/common/eal_common_devargs.c of 20.11.2 that
you are preparing so I have also dropped it from 19.11.9 as well for now.

Do you think you'd want to create backports of this for 19.11/20.11 or
is it not important enough to bother about it?

Christian Ehrhardt
Staff Engineer, Ubuntu Server
Canonical Ltd

             reply	other threads:[~2021-06-01  6:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-01  6:07 Christian Ehrhardt [this message]
2021-06-01  7:01 ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-06-01  7:45   ` Christian Ehrhardt

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