Commit 6b3d1619 authored by Paul Bolle's avatar Paul Bolle Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

ser_gigaset: use container_of() instead of detour

[ Upstream commit 8d2c3ab4 ]

The purpose of gigaset_device_release() is to kfree() the struct
ser_cardstate that contains our struct device. This is done via a bit of
a detour. First we make our struct device's driver_data point to the
container of our struct ser_cardstate (which is a struct cardstate). In
gigaset_device_release() we then retrieve that driver_data again. And
after that we finally kfree() the struct ser_cardstate that was saved in
the struct cardstate.

All of this can be achieved much easier by using container_of() to get
from our struct device to its container, struct ser_cardstate. Do so.

Note that at the time the detour was implemented commit b8b2c7d8
("base/platform: assert that dev_pm_domain callbacks are called
unconditionally") had just entered the tree. That commit disconnected
our platform_device and our platform_driver. These were reconnected
again in v4.5-rc2 through commit 25cad69f ("base/platform: Fix
platform drivers with no probe callback"). And one of the consequences
of that fix was that it broke the detour via driver_data. That's because
it made __device_release_driver() stop being a NOP for our struct device
and actually do stuff again. One of the things it now does, is setting
our driver_data to NULL. That, in turn, makes it impossible for
gigaset_device_release() to get to our struct cardstate. Which has the
net effect of leaking a struct ser_cardstate at every call of this
driver's tty close() operation. So using container_of() has the
additional benefit of actually working.
Reported-by: default avatarDmitry Vyukov <>
Tested-by: default avatarDmitry Vyukov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Bolle <>
Acked-by: default avatarTilman Schmidt <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSasha Levin <>
parent ca4a744b
......@@ -373,13 +373,7 @@ static void gigaset_freecshw(struct cardstate *cs)
static void gigaset_device_release(struct device *dev)
struct cardstate *cs = dev_get_drvdata(dev);
if (!cs)
dev_set_drvdata(dev, NULL);
cs->hw.ser = NULL;
kfree(container_of(dev, struct ser_cardstate,;
......@@ -408,7 +402,6 @@ static int gigaset_initcshw(struct cardstate *cs)
cs->hw.ser = NULL;
return rc;
dev_set_drvdata(&cs->hw.ser->, cs);
gigaset_modem_fill, (unsigned long) cs);
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