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Date:	Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:14:08 +0800
From:	Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@...el.com>
To:	Junjie Mao <eternal.n08@...il.com>
Cc:	Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@...ntu.com>,
	linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mac80211_hwsim: release driver when
 ieee80211_register_hw fails

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 06:23:02PM +0800, Junjie Mao wrote:
> I was not familiar with the acquiring/releasing API either, until I met
> with this bug...
> 
> Perhaps we can use static checkers to avoid these issues as early as
> possible. Any suggestions?

CC Dan. His smatch checker might be able (or could be enabled) to
handle the verification of missing device_release_driver() call.

Thanks,
Fengguang

> Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@...ntu.com> writes:
> 
> > Acked-By: Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@...ntu.com>
> >
> > Hello Junjie,
> >
> > Junjie Mao [2014-10-28  9:31 +0800]:
> >> The driver is not released when ieee80211_register_hw fails in
> >> mac80211_hwsim_create_radio, leading to the access to the unregistered (and
> >> possibly freed) device in platform_driver_unregister:
> >
> > Many thanks for fixing this! Sorry about that, I don't know these bits
> > very well.
> >
> > Martin
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