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Date:   Sat, 9 Feb 2019 00:02:56 +0000
From:   "Yavuz, Tuba" <>
To:     David Miller <>
CC:     "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: hso: do not unregister if not registered

I just resubmitted the patch and made sure to send it in plaintext. Hopefully, it will work this time.


From: David Miller <>
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 6:08 PM
To: Yavuz, Tuba
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: hso: do not unregister if not registered

From: "Yavuz, Tuba" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2019 00:40:31 +0000

> On an error path inside the hso_create_net_device function of the hso
> driver, hso_free_net_device gets called. This causes potentially a
> negative reference count in the net device if register_netdev has not
> been called yet as hso_free_net_device calls unregister_netdev
> regardless. I think the driver should distinguish these cases and call
> unregister_netdev only if register_netdev has been called.
> Signed-off-by: Tuba Yavuz <>

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