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    Subject[PATCH 02/76] drivers/char/hvc_console.c: adjust call to put_tty_driver
    From: Julia Lawall <>

    The call to put_tty_driver is out of place and is applied to the wrong

    The function enclosing the patched code calls alloc_tty_driver and stores
    the result in drv. Subsequently, there are two occurrences of error
    handling code, one making a goto to put_tty and one making a goto to
    stop_thread. At the point of the first one the assignment hvc_driver = drv
    has not yet been executed, and from inspecting the rest of the file it
    seems that hvc_driver would be NULL. Thus the current call to
    put_tty_driver is useless, and one applied to drv is needed. The goto
    stop_thread is in the error handling code for a call to
    tty_register_driver, but the error cases in tty_register_driver do not free
    its argument, so it should be done here. Thus, I have moved the put_tty
    label after the stop_thread label, so that put_tty_driver is called in both

    The semantic match that finds this problem is as follows:

    // <smpl>
    @r exists@
    local idexpression x;
    expression E,f;
    position p1,p2,p3;
    identifier l;
    statement S;

    x = alloc_tty_driver@p1(...)
    if (x == NULL) S
    ... when != E = x
    when != put_tty_driver(x)
    goto@p2 l;
    ... when != E = x
    when != f(...,x,...)
    when any
    return \(0\|x\);
    return@p3 ...;

    p1 << r.p1;
    p2 << r.p2;
    p3 << r.p3;

    print "%s: call on line %s not freed or saved before return on line %s via line %s" % (p1[0].file,p1[0].line,p3[0].line,p2[0].line)
    // </smpl>

    Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <>
    Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <>

    drivers/char/hvc_console.c | 4 ++--
    1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/drivers/char/hvc_console.c b/drivers/char/hvc_console.c
    index fd64137..ec7aded 100644
    --- a/drivers/char/hvc_console.c
    +++ b/drivers/char/hvc_console.c
    @@ -819,11 +819,11 @@ static int hvc_init(void)
    hvc_driver = drv;
    return 0;

    - put_tty_driver(hvc_driver);
    hvc_task = NULL;
    + put_tty_driver(drv);
    return err;

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