Patch for memory leak in vfs_defaults.c

Timur I. Bakeyev timur at
Fri Apr 6 22:43:15 UTC 2018

On 6 April 2018 at 22:55, Jeremy Allison via samba-technical <
samba-technical at> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 04:40:44PM -0400, Andrew Walker via
> samba-technical wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I encountered an issue where several FreeNAS users on samba 4.7 were
> > experiencing memory leak resulting in single smbd process consuming all
> > available RAM and swap space. Disabling the getwd cache significantly
> > increased rate of leak, and enabling widelinks / disabling unix
> extensions
> > made the leak apparently stop. Investigation indicated that the leak was
> in
> > vfswrap_getwd().
> >
> > The attached patch resolved the issue.
> Oh god that's *embarassing*. Looks like my fault too, sorry.
> Thanks very much for finding that.
> Can you try the attached patch instead and confirm it fixes it,
> it's a smaller and simpler change.

I asked Andrew to change it this way, as it then fully mimics
`vfswrap_realpath()` function, which in a lot of aspects behaves the
same(and allocates malloc()ed buffer as well). Of course it's a matter of
but my idea was that we'd try to keep the style of the similar functions
also similar, which ease the reading of code.

With best regards,
Timur Bakeyev.

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