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SubjectRe: Crypto Update for 4.1
On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 07:49:01PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 7:42 PM, Herbert Xu <> wrote:
> >
> > Is CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER_DISABLE_TESTS set or unset in you .config?
> I'll send you the full .config in private (no need to spam the mailing
> list) in case you have any other questions about my setup.

Thanks! It actually appears to be a very simple bug that I somehow
missed during reviewing.

The commit 9c521a200bc3c12bd724e48a75c57d5358f672be ("crypto:
api - remove instance when test failed") tried to grab a module
reference count before the module was even set. Worse, it then
goes on to free the module reference count after it is set so
you quickly end up with a negative module reference count which
prevents people from using any instances belonging to that module.

This patch moves the module initialisation before the reference

Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

diff --git a/crypto/algapi.c b/crypto/algapi.c
index 2d0a1c6..d2627a3 100644
--- a/crypto/algapi.c
+++ b/crypto/algapi.c
@@ -525,12 +525,12 @@ int crypto_register_instance(struct crypto_template *tmpl,
if (err)
return err;

- if (unlikely(!crypto_mod_get(&inst->alg)))
- return -EAGAIN;
inst->alg.cra_module = tmpl->module;
inst->alg.cra_flags |= CRYPTO_ALG_INSTANCE;

+ if (unlikely(!crypto_mod_get(&inst->alg)))
+ return -EAGAIN;

larval = __crypto_register_alg(&inst->alg);
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