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From: wu000273@umn.edu
To: kjlu@umn.edu
Cc: wu000273@umn.edu, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@kernel.org>,
	Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>,
	James Morse <james.morse@arm.com>,
	Robert Richter <rrichter@marvell.com>,
	Doug Thompson <dougthompson@xmission.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>,
	linux-edac@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] edac: Fix reference count leak in edac_device_register_sysfs_main_kobj.
Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 15:35:26 -0500
Message-ID: <20200528203526.20908-1-wu000273@umn.edu> (raw)

From: Qiushi Wu <wu000273@umn.edu>

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 <wu000273@umn.edu>
---
 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 */
 err_kobj_reg:
+	kobject_put(&edac_dev->kobj);
 	module_put(edac_dev->owner);
 
 err_out:
-- 
2.17.1


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