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From: Xiyu Yang <>
To: Rob Springer <>,
	Todd Poynor <>,
	Ben Chan <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,
Cc: Xin Tan <>,,,
	Xiyu Yang <>
Subject: [PATCH] staging: gasket: Fix mapping refcnt leak when register/store fails
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 13:15:40 +0800
Message-ID: <> (raw)

gasket_sysfs_register_store() invokes get_mapping(), which returns a
reference of the specified gasket_sysfs_mapping object to "mapping" with
increased refcnt.

When gasket_sysfs_register_store() returns, local variable "mapping"
becomes invalid, so the refcount should be decreased to keep refcount

The reference counting issue happens in one exception handling path of
gasket_sysfs_register_store(). When gasket_dev is NULL, the function
forgets to decrease the refcnt increased by get_mapping(), causing a
refcnt leak.

Fix this issue by calling put_mapping() when gasket_dev is NULL.

Signed-off-by: Xiyu Yang <>
Signed-off-by: Xin Tan <>
 drivers/staging/gasket/gasket_sysfs.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/gasket/gasket_sysfs.c b/drivers/staging/gasket/gasket_sysfs.c
index f24edc38c27b..b4aa8c2ba2c0 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/gasket/gasket_sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/gasket/gasket_sysfs.c
@@ -374,6 +374,7 @@ ssize_t gasket_sysfs_register_store(struct device *device,
 	gasket_dev = mapping->gasket_dev;
 	if (!gasket_dev) {
 		dev_err(device, "Device driver may have been removed\n");
+		put_mapping(mapping);
 		return 0;

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