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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bonding: Fix reference count leak in bond_sysfs_slave_add.
Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 22:10:29 -0500

> From: Qiushi Wu <>
> kobject_init_and_add() takes reference even when it fails.
> If this function returns an error, kobject_put() must be called to
> properly clean up the memory associated with the object. Previous
> commit "b8eb718348b8" fixed a similar problem.
> Fixes: 07699f9a7c8d ("bonding: add sysfs /slave dir for bond slave devices.")
> Signed-off-by: Qiushi Wu <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks.

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