[PATCH 12/13] USB: Core: fix race in device_create

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 18:42:22 EST

There is a race from when a device is created with device_create() and
then the drvdata is set with a call to dev_set_drvdata() in which a
sysfs file could be open, yet the drvdata will be NULL, causing all
sorts of bad things to happen.

This patch fixes the problem by using the new function,

Cc: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
drivers/usb/core/hcd.c | 6 +++---
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/usb/core/hcd.c b/drivers/usb/core/hcd.c
index bf10e9c..09a53e7 100644
--- a/drivers/usb/core/hcd.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/core/hcd.c
@@ -818,12 +818,12 @@ static int usb_register_bus(struct usb_bus *bus)
set_bit (busnum, busmap.busmap);
bus->busnum = busnum;

- bus->dev = device_create(usb_host_class, bus->controller, MKDEV(0, 0),
- "usb_host%d", busnum);
+ bus->dev = device_create_drvdata(usb_host_class, bus->controller,
+ MKDEV(0, 0), bus,
+ "usb_host%d", busnum);
result = PTR_ERR(bus->dev);
if (IS_ERR(bus->dev))
goto error_create_class_dev;
- dev_set_drvdata(bus->dev, bus);

/* Add it to the local list of buses */
list_add (&bus->bus_list, &usb_bus_list);

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/