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From: Takashi Iwai <>
Cc: Scott Branden <>
Subject: [PATCH] ALSA: hda: Free card instance properly at probe errors
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 20:46:33 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

The recent change in hda-intel driver to allow repeated probes
surfaced a problem that has been hidden until; the probe process in
the work calls azx_free() at the error path, and this skips the card
free process that eventually releases codec instances.  As a result,
we get a kernel WARNING like:

  snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1f.3: Cannot probe codecs, giving up
  ------------[ cut here ]------------
  WARNING: CPU: 14 PID: 186 at sound/hda/hdac_bus.c:73

For fixing this, we need to call snd_card_free() instead of
azx_free().  Additionally, the device drvdata has to be cleared, as
the driver binding itself is still active.  Then the PM and other
driver callbacks will ignore the procedure.

Fixes: c0f1886de7e1 ("ALSA: hda: intel: Allow repeatedly probing on codec configuration errors")
Reported-and-tested-by: Scott Branden <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <>
 sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c b/sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c
index 7762718cf429..90e9263ac0bd 100644
--- a/sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c
+++ b/sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c
@@ -2327,7 +2327,8 @@ static int azx_probe_continue(struct azx *chip)
 	if (err < 0) {
-		azx_free(chip);
+		pci_set_drvdata(pci, NULL);
+		snd_card_free(chip->card);
 		return err;

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