[PATCH v1] driver core: Reject pointless SYNC_STATE_ONLY device links

From: Saravana Kannan
Date: Tue Sep 28 2021 - 20:51:09 EST

SYNC_STATE_ONLY device links intentionally allow cycles because cyclic
sync_state() dependencies are valid and necessary.

However a SYNC_STATE_ONLY device link where the consumer and the supplier
are the same device is pointless because the device link would be deleted
as soon as the device probes (because it's also the consumer) and won't
affect when the sync_state() callback is called. It's a waste of CPU cycles
and memory to create this device link. So reject any attempts to create
such a device link.

Fixes: 05ef983e0d65 ("driver core: Add device link support for SYNC_STATE_ONLY flag")
Reported-by: Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Saravana Kannan <saravanak@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/base/core.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/core.c b/drivers/base/core.c
index 15986cc2fe5e..eed27933ac4d 100644
--- a/drivers/base/core.c
+++ b/drivers/base/core.c
@@ -716,7 +716,7 @@ struct device_link *device_link_add(struct device *consumer,
* SYNC_STATE_ONLY link, we don't check for reverse dependencies
* because it only affects sync_state() callbacks.
- if (!device_pm_initialized(supplier)
+ if (!device_pm_initialized(supplier) || consumer == supplier
|| (!(flags & DL_FLAG_SYNC_STATE_ONLY) &&
device_is_dependent(consumer, supplier))) {
link = NULL;