Re: [PATCH 1/2] scsi: sr: Fix sr_probe() missing mutex_destroy

From: James Bottomley
Date: Sat May 30 2020 - 12:41:54 EST

On Sat, 2020-05-30 at 09:24 -0700, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> On 2020-05-30 02:32, Simon Arlott wrote:
> > If the device minor cannot be allocated or the cdrom fails to be
> > registered then the mutex should be destroyed.
> Please add Fixes: and Cc: stable tags.

This isn't really a bug, is it? mutex_destroy is a nop unless lock
debugging is enabled in which case it checks the lock is unlocked and
marks it as unusable to detect a use after destroy. Since the
structure containing the mutex is kfree'd in the next statement, kasan
would also detect any use after free. That's not to say we shouldn't
do this to be fully correct ... just that it has no potential ever to
have user visible impact so there doesn't seem to be much point
cluttering up the stable process with it.