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Subject[PATCH 5.4 03/13] net: bridge: Fix a warning when del bridge sysfs
From: Wang Hai <>

[ Upstream commit 989a1db06eb18ff605377eec87e18d795e0ec74b ]

I got a warining report:

br_sysfs_addbr: can't create group bridge4/bridge
------------[ cut here ]------------
sysfs group 'bridge' not found for kobject 'bridge4'
WARNING: CPU: 2 PID: 9004 at fs/sysfs/group.c:279 sysfs_remove_group fs/sysfs/group.c:279 [inline]
WARNING: CPU: 2 PID: 9004 at fs/sysfs/group.c:279 sysfs_remove_group+0x153/0x1b0 fs/sysfs/group.c:270
Modules linked in: iptable_nat
Call Trace:
br_dev_delete+0x112/0x190 net/bridge/br_if.c:384
br_dev_newlink net/bridge/br_netlink.c:1381 [inline]
br_dev_newlink+0xdb/0x100 net/bridge/br_netlink.c:1362
__rtnl_newlink+0xe11/0x13f0 net/core/rtnetlink.c:3441
rtnl_newlink+0x64/0xa0 net/core/rtnetlink.c:3500
rtnetlink_rcv_msg+0x385/0x980 net/core/rtnetlink.c:5562
netlink_rcv_skb+0x134/0x3d0 net/netlink/af_netlink.c:2494
netlink_unicast_kernel net/netlink/af_netlink.c:1304 [inline]
netlink_unicast+0x4a0/0x6a0 net/netlink/af_netlink.c:1330
netlink_sendmsg+0x793/0xc80 net/netlink/af_netlink.c:1919
sock_sendmsg_nosec net/socket.c:651 [inline]
sock_sendmsg+0x139/0x170 net/socket.c:671
____sys_sendmsg+0x658/0x7d0 net/socket.c:2353
___sys_sendmsg+0xf8/0x170 net/socket.c:2407
__sys_sendmsg+0xd3/0x190 net/socket.c:2440
do_syscall_64+0x33/0x40 arch/x86/entry/common.c:46

In br_device_event(), if the bridge sysfs fails to be added,
br_device_event() should return error. This can prevent warining
when removing bridge sysfs that do not exist.

Fixes: bb900b27a2f4 ("bridge: allow creating bridge devices with netlink")
Reported-by: Hulk Robot <>
Signed-off-by: Wang Hai <>
Tested-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
Acked-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
net/bridge/br.c | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br.c b/net/bridge/br.c
index 8a8f9e5f264f2..cccbb9bf3ca4e 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br.c
@@ -43,7 +43,10 @@ static int br_device_event(struct notifier_block *unused, unsigned long event, v

if (event == NETDEV_REGISTER) {
/* register of bridge completed, add sysfs entries */
- br_sysfs_addbr(dev);
+ err = br_sysfs_addbr(dev);
+ if (err)
+ return notifier_from_errno(err);

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