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Subject[patch 02/42] PCI: fix reference leak in pci_get_dev_by_id()
2.6.26-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

commit ebca4f1bce1eb7b91a63c515db66316db9391221 upstream

Alex Chiang and Matthew Wilcox pointed out that pci_get_dev_by_id() does
not properly decrement the reference on the from pointer if it is
present, like the documentation for the function states it will.

It fixes a pretty bad leak in the hotplug core (we were leaking an
entire struct pci_dev for each function of each offlined card, the first
time around; subsequent onlines/offlines were ok).

Cc: Matthew Wilcox <>
Tested-by: Alex Chiang <>
Acked-by: Alex Chiang <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Signed-off-by: Jesse Barnes <>

drivers/pci/search.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/pci/search.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/search.c
@@ -280,6 +280,8 @@ static struct pci_dev *pci_get_dev_by_id
if (dev)
pdev = to_pci_dev(dev);
+ if (from)
+ pci_dev_put(from);
return pdev;


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