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Date:   Fri, 3 Nov 2017 06:19:37 -0700
From:   Tejun Heo <>
To:     Taras Kondratiuk <>
Subject: Re: Manual unbind of ATA devices causes use-after-free


On Wed, Nov 01, 2017 at 04:24:47PM -0700, Taras Kondratiuk wrote:
> Manual unbind/remove unconditionally invokes devres_release_all which
> calls ata_host_release() and frees ata_host/ata_port memory while it is
> still being referenced (e.g as a parent of SCSI host).
> Is there a reason why ata_host is using derves which is not refcounted?
> Does it make sense to add recounting to ata_host?

Hmm... the removal path is supposed to drain everything synchronously.
What kind of controller is it?



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