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Subject[PATCH 1/3] iio: adc: xilinx: fix potential use-after-free on remove
When cancel_delayed_work() returns, the delayed work may still
be running. This means that the core could potentially free
the private structure (struct xadc) while the delayed work
is still using it. This is a potential use-after-free.

Fix by calling cancel_delayed_work_sync(), which waits for
any residual work to finish before returning.

Signed-off-by: Sven Van Asbroeck <>
drivers/iio/adc/xilinx-xadc-core.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/iio/adc/xilinx-xadc-core.c b/drivers/iio/adc/xilinx-xadc-core.c
index 3f6be5ac049a..1960694e8007 100644
--- a/drivers/iio/adc/xilinx-xadc-core.c
+++ b/drivers/iio/adc/xilinx-xadc-core.c
@@ -1320,7 +1320,7 @@ static int xadc_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
free_irq(xadc->irq, indio_dev);
- cancel_delayed_work(&xadc->zynq_unmask_work);
+ cancel_delayed_work_sync(&xadc->zynq_unmask_work);

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