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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:20:29 -0500
From:   Parav Pandit <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/8] vfio/mdev: Avoid release parent reference during error path

During mdev parent registration in mdev_register_device(),
if parent device is duplicate, it releases the reference of existing
parent device.
This is incorrect. Existing parent device should not be touched.

Fixes: 7b96953bc640 ("vfio: Mediated device Core driver")
Signed-off-by: Parav Pandit <>
 drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c
index 3e5880a..4f213e4d 100644
--- a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c
+++ b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c
@@ -182,6 +182,7 @@ int mdev_register_device(struct device *dev, const struct mdev_parent_ops *ops)
 	/* Check for duplicate */
 	parent = __find_parent_device(dev);
 	if (parent) {
+		parent = NULL;
 		ret = -EEXIST;
 		goto add_dev_err;

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