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Date:   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:36:29 +0100
From:   Lucas Stach <>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Subject: [PATCH] driver core: unbind consumers before locking parent on device unbind

On forced unbind the parent lock is taken, as the device might be a USB
device. The device to be unbound might have active consumers, which
must be unbound before calling device_release_driver(), otherwise this
function might deadlock when trying to take the parent lock during
consumer unbind.

Signed-off-by: Lucas Stach <>
 drivers/base/bus.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/base/bus.c b/drivers/base/bus.c
index 6470eb8088f4..23df171a6a64 100644
--- a/drivers/base/bus.c
+++ b/drivers/base/bus.c
@@ -186,6 +186,9 @@ static ssize_t unbind_store(struct device_driver *drv, const char *buf,
 	dev = bus_find_device_by_name(bus, NULL, buf);
 	if (dev && dev->driver == drv) {
+		while (device_links_busy(dev)) {
+			device_links_unbind_consumers(dev);
+		}
 		if (dev->parent)	/* Needed for USB */

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