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Date:   Sat, 4 May 2019 11:57:39 +0800
From:   Jia-Ju Bai <>
To:     David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: via-rhine: net: Fix a resource leak in rhine_init()

On 2019/5/4 11:41, David Miller wrote:
> From: Jia-Ju Bai <>
> Date: Sat, 4 May 2019 11:23:06 +0800
>> On 2019/5/4 11:13, David Miller wrote:
>>> From: Jia-Ju Bai <>
>>> Date: Sat,  4 May 2019 11:08:13 +0800
>>>> When platform_driver_register() fails, pci_unregister_driver() is not
>>>> called to release the resource allocated by pci_register_driver().
>>>> To fix this bug, error handling code for platform_driver_register()
>>>> and
>>>> pci_register_driver() is separately implemented.
>>>> This bug is found by a runtime fuzzing tool named FIZZER written by
>>>> us.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Jia-Ju Bai <>
>>> I think the idea here is that PCI is not enabled in the kernel, it is
>>> fine for the pci register to fail and only the platform register to
>>> succeed.
>>> You are breaking that.
>> Okay, I can understand it.
>> If so, I think that platform_driver_register() should be called before
>> pci_register_driver(), and it is still necessary to separately handle
>> their errors.
>> If you agree, I will send a v2 patch.
> It is only a failure if both fail.
> If at least one succeeds, the driver can potentially probe properly.

Thanks for the explanation, I understand now :)
The code logic seems a little strange, but it should be correct in 
If so, if one fails, I wonder whether it is correct for rhine_cleanup() 
to call both platform_driver_unregister() and pci_unregister_driver()?

Best wishes,
Jia-Ju Bai

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