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Subject[PATCH] edac: Fix reference count leak in edac_device_register_sysfs_main_kobj.
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.

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

diff --git a/drivers/edac/edac_device_sysfs.c b/drivers/edac/edac_device_sysfs.c
index 0e7ea3591b78..5e7593753799 100644
--- a/drivers/edac/edac_device_sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/edac/edac_device_sysfs.c
@@ -275,6 +275,7 @@ int edac_device_register_sysfs_main_kobj(struct edac_device_ctl_info *edac_dev)

/* Error exit stack */
+ kobject_put(&edac_dev->kobj);

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