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Subject[26/30] i2c: Do not use device name after device_unregister
2.6.32-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>

commit c556752109794a5ff199b80a1673336b4df8433a upstream.

dev_dbg outputs dev_name, which is released with device_unregister. This bug
resulted in output like this:

i2c Xy2�0: adapter [SMBus I801 adapter at 1880] unregistered

The right output would be:
i2c i2c-0: adapter [SMBus I801 adapter at 1880] unregistered

Signed-off-by: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c
+++ b/drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c
@@ -801,6 +801,9 @@ int i2c_del_adapter(struct i2c_adapter *

+ /* device name is gone after device_unregister */
+ dev_dbg(&adap->dev, "adapter [%s] unregistered\n", adap->name);
/* clean up the sysfs representation */
@@ -813,8 +816,6 @@ int i2c_del_adapter(struct i2c_adapter *
idr_remove(&i2c_adapter_idr, adap->nr);

- dev_dbg(&adap->dev, "adapter [%s] unregistered\n", adap->name);
/* Clear the device structure in case this adapter is ever going to be
added again */
memset(&adap->dev, 0, sizeof(adap->dev));

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