[PATCH v2 2/2] phy: mdio: fix memory leak

From: Pavel Skripkin
Date: Tue Sep 28 2021 - 16:40:27 EST

Syzbot reported memory leak in MDIO bus interface, the problem was in
wrong state logic.

MDIOBUS_ALLOCATED indicates 2 states:
1. Bus is only allocated
2. Bus allocated and __mdiobus_register() fails, but
device_register() was called

In case of device_register() has been called we should call put_device()
to correctly free the memory allocated for this device, but mdiobus_free()
calls just kfree(dev) in case of MDIOBUS_ALLOCATED state

To avoid this behaviour we need to set bus->state to MDIOBUS_UNREGISTERED
_before_ calling device_register(), because put_device() should be
called even in case of device_register() failure.

Link: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/YVMRWNDZDUOvQjHL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/
Fixes: 46abc02175b3 ("phylib: give mdio buses a device tree presence")
Reported-and-tested-by: syzbot+398e7dc692ddbbb4cfec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Pavel Skripkin <paskripkin@xxxxxxxxx>

Changes in v2:
Removed new state, since MDIOBUS_UNREGISTERED can be used. Also, moved
bus->state initialization _before_ device_register() call, because
Yanfei's patch is reverted in [v2 1/2]

drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c b/drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c
index 53f034fc2ef7..2d16a93af1ae 100644
--- a/drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c
+++ b/drivers/net/phy/mdio_bus.c
@@ -534,6 +534,13 @@ int __mdiobus_register(struct mii_bus *bus, struct module *owner)
bus->dev.groups = NULL;
dev_set_name(&bus->dev, "%s", bus->id);

+ /* We need to set state to MDIOBUS_UNREGISTERED to correctly realese
+ * the device in mdiobus_free()
+ *
+ * State will be updated later in this function in case of success
+ */
err = device_register(&bus->dev);
if (err) {
pr_err("mii_bus %s failed to register\n", bus->id);