Commit 0998d063 by Hans de Goede Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

device-core: Ensure drvdata = NULL when no driver is bound

1) drvdata is for a driver to store a pointer to driver specific data 2) If no driver is bound, there is no driver specific data associated with the device 3) Thus logically drvdata should be NULL if no driver is bound. But many drivers don't clear drvdata on device_release, or set drvdata early on in probe and leave it set on probe error. Both of which results in a dangling pointer in drvdata. This patch enforce for drvdata to be NULL after device_release or on probe failure. Signed-off-by: 's avatarHans de Goede <> Signed-off-by: 's avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent b02f8bed
......@@ -283,6 +283,7 @@ probe_failed:
dev->driver = NULL;
dev_set_drvdata(dev, NULL);
if (ret == -EPROBE_DEFER) {
/* Driver requested deferred probing */
......@@ -487,6 +488,7 @@ static void __device_release_driver(struct device *dev)
dev->driver = NULL;
dev_set_drvdata(dev, NULL);
if (dev->bus)
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