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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Null pointer dereference at free_vm_area()

On Mon, Dec 26, 2005 at 01:58:57PM -0200, Glauber de Oliveira Costa wrote:
> The free_vm_area() function may crash if it gets a NULL pointer as a
> parameter. I do think that the right behaviour should be returning in
> this case. This is, for example, the same behaviour of kfree(), and as
> alloc_vm_area() may also return NULL, it may lead to a more elegant 
> alloc/free sequence in case of a fail.
> In case you agree with that, a patch follows.


I quickly look around where free_vm_area is called, and I cannot see any
codepath that could benefit such a code cleanup nor find any that
could lead to a NULL pointer pass to it.

I think you should provide a use for this patch if you want it to be

Vincent Hanquez

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