[PATCH] vfio/mdev: Fix reference count leak in add_mdev_supported_type.

From: wu000273
Date: Wed May 27 2020 - 22:01:20 EST

From: Qiushi Wu <wu000273@xxxxxxx>

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. Thus,
replace kfree() by kobject_put() to fix this issue. Previous
commit "b8eb718348b8" fixed a similar problem.

Fixes: 7b96953bc640 ("vfio: Mediated device Core driver")
Signed-off-by: Qiushi Wu <wu000273@xxxxxxx>
drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c
index 8ad14e5c02bf..917fd84c1c6f 100644
--- a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c
@@ -110,7 +110,7 @@ static struct mdev_type *add_mdev_supported_type(struct mdev_parent *parent,
"%s-%s", dev_driver_string(parent->dev),
if (ret) {
- kfree(type);
+ kobject_put(&type->kobj);
return ERR_PTR(ret);