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Date:	Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:42:39 -0400
From:	Peter Hurley <peter@...leysoftware.com>
To:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:	Jiri Slaby <jslaby@...e.cz>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-serial@...r.kernel.org,
	Peter Hurley <peter@...leysoftware.com>
Subject: [PATCH tty-next 1/1] tty: Prevent tty_port destruction if tty not released

If the tty driver mistakenly drops the last port reference
before the tty has been released, issue a diagnostic and
abort the port destruction.

This will leak memory and may zombify the port, but might
otherwise keep the machine in runnable state.

Signed-off-by: Peter Hurley <peter@...leysoftware.com>
---
 drivers/tty/tty_port.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/tty_port.c b/drivers/tty/tty_port.c
index 9857f7e..c94d234 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/tty_port.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/tty_port.c
@@ -140,6 +140,10 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(tty_port_destroy);
 static void tty_port_destructor(struct kref *kref)
 {
 	struct tty_port *port = container_of(kref, struct tty_port, kref);
+
+	/* check if last port ref was dropped before tty release */
+	if (WARN_ON(port->itty))
+		return;
 	if (port->xmit_buf)
 		free_page((unsigned long)port->xmit_buf);
 	tty_port_destroy(port);
-- 
1.8.1.2

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