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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 16:02:23 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Sasha Levin <>
        Yanfei Xu <>,,
        "David S . Miller" <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.14 28/40] net: mdiobus: Fix memory leak in

On Tue, Oct 05, 2021 at 09:50:07AM -0400, Sasha Levin wrote:
> From: Yanfei Xu <>
> [ Upstream commit ab609f25d19858513919369ff3d9a63c02cd9e2e ]
> Once device_register() failed, we should call put_device() to
> decrement reference count for cleanup. Or it will cause memory
> leak.

Hi Sasha

Please don't backport for any stable kernel.


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