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* [PATCH] i5000-edac: Hold reference to mci kobject
@ 2008-11-07 19:23 Darrick J. Wong
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From: Darrick J. Wong @ 2008-11-07 19:23 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Darrick J. Wong, Douglas Thompson; +Cc: linux-kernel, Andrew Morton

It turns out that edac_mc_del_mc will kobject_put the last kref on the mci
object.  If the timing is just right, that means that the mci object is freed
before before i5000_remove_one has a chance to free the resources associated
with it, causing a null pointer exceptions when unloading the driver.  Insert
a kobject_{get,put} pair so that this doesn't happen.

Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <>

 drivers/edac/i5000_edac.c |    4 +++-
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/edac/i5000_edac.c b/drivers/edac/i5000_edac.c
index f0d9b41..d335086 100644
--- a/drivers/edac/i5000_edac.c
+++ b/drivers/edac/i5000_edac.c
@@ -1381,6 +1381,7 @@ static int i5000_probe1(struct pci_dev *pdev, int dev_idx)
 	if (mci == NULL)
 		return -ENOMEM;
+	kobject_get(&mci->edac_mci_kobj);
 	debugf0("MC: " __FILE__ ": %s(): mci = %p\n", __func__, mci);
 	mci->dev = &pdev->dev;	/* record ptr  to the generic device */
@@ -1453,6 +1454,7 @@ fail1:
+	kobject_put(&mci->edac_mci_kobj);
 	return -ENODEV;
@@ -1498,7 +1500,7 @@ static void __devexit i5000_remove_one(struct pci_dev *pdev)
 	/* retrieve references to resources, and free those resources */
+	kobject_put(&mci->edac_mci_kobj);

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