[char-misc] mei: prevent unloading mei hw modules while the device is opened.

From: Tomas Winkler
Date: Thu Jun 18 2015 - 04:42:12 EST

chrdev_open() increases reference counter on cdev->owner. Instead of
assigning the owner to mei subsystem, the owner has to be set to the
underlaying HW module (mei_me or mei_txe), so once the device is opened
the HW module cannot be unloaded.

Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> #3.17+
Signed-off-by: Tomas Winkler <tomas.winkler@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Alexander Usyskin <alexander.usyskin@xxxxxxxxx>
drivers/misc/mei/main.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/misc/mei/main.c b/drivers/misc/mei/main.c
index 8eb0a9500a90..e9513d651cd3 100644
--- a/drivers/misc/mei/main.c
+++ b/drivers/misc/mei/main.c
@@ -682,7 +682,7 @@ int mei_register(struct mei_device *dev, struct device *parent)
/* Fill in the data structures */
devno = MKDEV(MAJOR(mei_devt), dev->minor);
cdev_init(&dev->cdev, &mei_fops);
- dev->cdev.owner = mei_fops.owner;
+ dev->cdev.owner = parent->driver->owner;

/* Add the device */
ret = cdev_add(&dev->cdev, devno, 1);

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