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Date:   Sat, 16 Jan 2021 02:22:38 +0100
From:   Lino Sanfilippo <>
        Lino Sanfilippo <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/4] tpm: in case of error properly cleanup in tpmm_chip_alloc

From: Lino Sanfilippo <>

In tpmm_chip_alloc() a resource management action handler is installed to
release the chip->dev in case of error. This will result in the chip being
freed if it was the last reference. If the installation of the handler was
not successful an error is returned to the caller.
However in this case the chip->dev reference is not put and thus the chip
is never freed. Fix this by releasing the reference "by hand" in case that
the action handler installation failed.

Signed-off-by: Lino Sanfilippo <>
 drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c
index ddaeceb..e242d2e 100644
--- a/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c
+++ b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm-chip.c
@@ -423,11 +423,15 @@ struct tpm_chip *tpmm_chip_alloc(struct device *pdev,
 				      (void (*)(void *)) put_device,
 	if (rc)
-		return ERR_PTR(rc);
+		goto put_dev;
 	dev_set_drvdata(pdev, chip);
 	return chip;
+	put_device(&chip->dev);
+	return ERR_PTR(rc);

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