[PATCH 3.16.y-ckt 12/58] gpio: sysfs: fix memory leak in gpiod_export_link

From: Luis Henriques
Date: Thu Feb 19 2015 - 09:07:07 EST

3.16.7-ckt7 -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Johan Hovold <johan@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 0f303db08df0df9bd0966443ad6001e63960af16 upstream.

Fix memory leak in the gpio sysfs interface due to failure to drop
reference to device returned by class_find_device when creating a link.

Fixes: a4177ee7f1a8 ("gpiolib: allow exported GPIO nodes to be named
using sysfs links")
Signed-off-by: Johan Hovold <johan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx>
[ luis: backported to 3.16:
- file rename: drivers/gpio/gpiolib-sysfs.c -> drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c b/drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c
index b9b955530596..69fc2fcfc3e9 100644
--- a/drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c
+++ b/drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c
@@ -911,6 +911,7 @@ int gpiod_export_link(struct device *dev, const char *name,
if (tdev != NULL) {
status = sysfs_create_link(&dev->kobj, &tdev->kobj,
+ put_device(tdev);
} else {
status = -ENODEV;

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