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Subject[patch v2 1/1] staging: speakup: safely close tty
Speakup opens tty using tty_open_by_driver. When closing, it calls
tty_ldisc_release but doesn't close and remove the tty itself. As a
result, that tty cannot be opened from user space. This patch calls
tty_release_struct which ensures that tty is safely removed and freed
up. It also calls tty_ldisc_release, so speakup doesn't need to call it.

Signed-off-by: Okash Khawaja <>

drivers/staging/speakup/spk_ttyio.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/staging/speakup/spk_ttyio.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/speakup/spk_ttyio.c
@@ -300,7 +300,7 @@ void spk_ttyio_release(void)

- tty_ldisc_release(speakup_tty);
+ tty_release_struct(speakup_tty, speakup_tty->index);

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