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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Input: pxrc - fix leak of usb_device
On Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 10:42 AM Marcus Folkesson
<marcus.folkesson@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 08:51:09AM +0000, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 10:09:20AM +0200, Marcus Folkesson wrote:
> > > Hi Alexey,
> > >
> > > Good catch!
> > >
> > > On Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 11:07:57PM +0300, Alexey Khoroshilov wrote:
> > > > pxrc_probe() calls usb_get_dev(), but there is no usb_put_dev()
> > > > anywhere in the driver.
> > > >
> > > > The patch adds one to error handling code and to pxrc_disconnect().
> > > >
> > > > Found by Linux Driver Verification project (linuxtesting.org).
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov@ispras.ru>
> > >
> > > Reviewed-by: Marcus Folkesson <marcus.folkesson@gmail.com>
> >
> > Hmm, the biggest question however if we need to "take" the device, as I
> > do not think interface can outlive the device, and whether we actually
> > need to store it in pxrc, as we only need it during set up, as far as I
> > can see.
>
> Yep, the device is only used during setup.
> I interpret the comments for usb_get_dev() as you should take a
> reference count on the device even if you only use the interface, but I
> could be wrong.
>
> From usb_get_dev()::
>
> * usb_get_dev - increments the reference count of the usb device structure
> * @dev: the device being referenced
> *
> * Each live reference to a device should be refcounted.
> *
> * Drivers for USB interfaces should normally record such references in
> * their probe() methods, when they bind to an interface, and release
> * them by calling usb_put_dev(), in their disconnect() methods.

Hmm, usb device is a parent of usb interface so our driver model rules
ensure that usb device should not disappear while interface device is
still there. Greg, is this comment still valid?

>
> I can fix the driver to not take the device if that is what we want.
> If not Alexey want to fix it of course, it is his catch :-)

Yeah, I'd prefer doing this if possible.

Thanks.

--
Dmitry
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