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Subject[PATCH v2] net: phy: Fix use after free in phy_detach()
If device_release_driver(&phydev-> is called, it releases all
resources belonging to the PHY device. Hence the subsequent call to
phy_led_triggers_unregister() will access already freed memory when
unregistering the LEDs.

Move the call to phy_led_triggers_unregister() before the possible call
to device_release_driver() to fix this.

Fixes: 2e0bc452f4721520 ("net: phy: leds: add support for led triggers on phy link state change")
Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
This is v2 of "[RFC] net: phy: Fix double free in phy_detach()".

- Dropped RFC,
- Reworded, as commit a7dac9f9c1695d74 ("phy: fix error case of
phy_led_triggers_(un)register") fixed the double free, and thus the
warning I was seeing during "poweroff" on sh73a0/kzm9g,
- Verified use after free using CONFIG_DEBUG_DEVRES, log_devres = 1,
and additional debug code printing the address of
phy->phy_led_triggers. Adding poisoning of freed memory to
devres_log() will cause a crash.
drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c b/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
index ba86c191a13ea81c..a1d6e13b1b4113a4 100644
--- a/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
+++ b/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
@@ -981,6 +981,8 @@ void phy_detach(struct phy_device *phydev)
phydev->attached_dev = NULL;

+ phy_led_triggers_unregister(phydev);
/* If the device had no specific driver before (i.e. - it
* was using the generic driver), we unbind the device
* from the generic driver so that there's a chance a
@@ -994,8 +996,6 @@ void phy_detach(struct phy_device *phydev)

- phy_led_triggers_unregister(phydev);
* The phydev might go away on the put_device() below, so avoid
* a use-after-free bug by reading the underlying bus first.
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