[PATCH master] base: driver: fix double removal of child devices

Ahmad Fatoum ahmad at a3f.at
Mon Sep 13 01:29:42 PDT 2021

Child devices like an ext4 file system on a partition may be removed
twice: Once because they're in the active devices list and then once
more, because unregister_device is called for the children of its parent.

As struct bus_type::remove clears association of a driver with its
device, we can set struct device_d::driver to NULL. unregister_device
will then skip the second dev->bus->remove.

Fixes: 29f1c211d86c ("fs: don't free device in remove callback")
Signed-off-by: Ahmad Fatoum <ahmad at a3f.at>
 drivers/base/driver.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/base/driver.c b/drivers/base/driver.c
index 0e04ef36868d..0fedb30161b4 100644
--- a/drivers/base/driver.c
+++ b/drivers/base/driver.c
@@ -512,7 +512,10 @@ static void devices_shutdown(void)
 	list_for_each_entry(dev, &active, active) {
 		if (dev->bus->remove)
+		if (dev->bus->remove) {
+			dev->driver = NULL;
+		}

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