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* [PATCH v2] hid-elo: update the reference count of the usb device structure
@ 2021-07-25 13:28 Salah Triki
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From: Salah Triki @ 2021-07-25 13:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jiri Kosina, Benjamin Tissoires, gregkh; +Cc: linux-input, linux-kernel

Use usb_get_dev() to increment the reference count of the usb device
structure in order to avoid releasing the structure while it is still in
use. And use usb_put_dev() to decrement the reference count and thus,
when it will be equal to 0 the structure will be released.

Signed-off-by: Salah Triki <>
Change since v1:
	Modification of the description

 drivers/hid/hid-elo.c | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/hid/hid-elo.c b/drivers/hid/hid-elo.c
index 0d22713a3874..383dfda8c12f 100644
--- a/drivers/hid/hid-elo.c
+++ b/drivers/hid/hid-elo.c
@@ -228,13 +228,15 @@ static int elo_probe(struct hid_device *hdev, const struct hid_device_id *id)
 	struct elo_priv *priv;
 	int ret;
+	struct usb_device *udev;
 	priv = kzalloc(sizeof(*priv), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!priv)
 		return -ENOMEM;
 	INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&priv->work, elo_work);
-	priv->usbdev = interface_to_usbdev(to_usb_interface(hdev->dev.parent));
+	udev = interface_to_usbdev(to_usb_interface(hdev->dev.parent));
+	priv->usbdev = usb_get_dev(udev);
 	hid_set_drvdata(hdev, priv);
@@ -265,6 +267,8 @@ static void elo_remove(struct hid_device *hdev)
 	struct elo_priv *priv = hid_get_drvdata(hdev);
+	usb_put_dev(priv->usbdev);

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