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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] dmi-id: don't free dev structure after calling device_register
On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:01:22 +0800, Allen Hung wrote:
> dmi_dev is freed in error exit code but, according to the document
> of device_register, it should never directly free device structure
> after calling this function, even if it returned an error! Use
> put_device() instead.
>
> Signed-off-by: Allen Hung <allen_hung@dell.com>
> ---
> drivers/firmware/dmi-id.c | 8 ++++----
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/firmware/dmi-id.c b/drivers/firmware/dmi-id.c
> index 94a58a0..44c0139 100644
> --- a/drivers/firmware/dmi-id.c
> +++ b/drivers/firmware/dmi-id.c
> @@ -229,14 +229,14 @@ static int __init dmi_id_init(void)
>
> ret = device_register(dmi_dev);
> if (ret)
> - goto fail_free_dmi_dev;
> + goto fail_put_dmi_dev;
>
> return 0;
>
> -fail_free_dmi_dev:
> - kfree(dmi_dev);
> -fail_class_unregister:
> +fail_put_dmi_dev:
> + put_device(dmi_dev);
>
> +fail_class_unregister:
> class_unregister(&dmi_class);
>
> return ret;

Good catch. Applied, thanks.

--
Jean Delvare
SUSE L3 Support

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