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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] of: overlay: Fix cleanup order in of_overlay_apply()
On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven <> wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 8:35 PM, Rob Herring <> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 9:47 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven
>> <> wrote:
>>> The special overlay mutex is taken first, hence it should be released
>>> last in the error path.
>>> Move "mutex_lock(&of_mutex)" up, as suggested by Frank, as
>>> free_overlay_changeset() should be called with that mutex held if any
>>> non-trivial cleanup is to be done.
>> Not holding the of_mutex for of_resolve_phandles is just wrong.
>> Without it, a node and new phandle could be added via of_attach_node
>> making the max phandle wrong.
> After my patch it's held, so what's the problem?

There's no problem. Just highlighting the issue with the prior
location is more than it seems from your explanation.


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