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Subject[PATCH] edac: Fix reference count leak in edac_pci_main_kobj_setup.
From: Qiushi Wu <>

kobject_init_and_add() should be handled when it return an error,
because 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. Thus replace calling
kfree() by calling kobject_put().

Fixes: b2ed215a3338 ("Kobject: change drivers/edac to use kobject_init_and_add")
Signed-off-by: Qiushi Wu <>
drivers/edac/edac_pci_sysfs.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/edac/edac_pci_sysfs.c b/drivers/edac/edac_pci_sysfs.c
index 72c9eb9fdffb..53042af7262e 100644
--- a/drivers/edac/edac_pci_sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/edac/edac_pci_sysfs.c
@@ -386,7 +386,7 @@ static int edac_pci_main_kobj_setup(void)

/* Error unwind statck */
- kfree(edac_pci_top_main_kobj);
+ kobject_put(edac_pci_top_main_kobj);

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