[PATCH] free initrd mem adjustment
Jan Beulich [Tue, 13 Sep 2005 08:25:12 +0000 (01:25 -0700)]
Besides freeing initrd memory, also clear out the now dangling pointers to
it, to make sure accidental late use attempts can be detected.

Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

init/initramfs.c

index 02c5ce6..0c5d9a3 100644 (file)
@@ -466,6 +466,14 @@ static char * __init unpack_to_rootfs(char *buf, unsigned len, int check_only)
 extern char __initramfs_start[], __initramfs_end[];
 #ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD
 #include <linux/initrd.h>
+
+static void __init free_initrd(void)
+{
+       free_initrd_mem(initrd_start, initrd_end);
+       initrd_start = 0;
+       initrd_end = 0;
+}
+
 #endif
 
 void __init populate_rootfs(void)
@@ -484,7 +492,7 @@ void __init populate_rootfs(void)
                        printk(" it is\n");
                        unpack_to_rootfs((char *)initrd_start,
                                initrd_end - initrd_start, 0);
-                       free_initrd_mem(initrd_start, initrd_end);
+                       free_initrd();
                        return;
                }
                printk("it isn't (%s); looks like an initrd\n", err);
@@ -493,7 +501,7 @@ void __init populate_rootfs(void)
                        sys_write(fd, (char *)initrd_start,
                                        initrd_end - initrd_start);
                        sys_close(fd);
-                       free_initrd_mem(initrd_start, initrd_end);
+                       free_initrd();
                }
        }
 #endif