Issue of the Implementation # L0036


gigaset: absence of call module_put before restart of if_open()

Detailed Description

if_open() calls try_module_get(), and after an attempt to lock a mutex the if_open() function may return -ERESTARTSYS without putting the module. Then, when if_open() is executed again, try_module_get() is called making the reference counter of THIS_MODULE greater than one at successful exit from if_open(). The if_close() function puts the module only once, and as a result it can't be unloaded.

Possible solutions

diff --git a/drivers/isdn/gigaset/interface.c b/drivers/isdn/gigaset/interface.c
index 59de638..e35058b 100644
--- a/drivers/isdn/gigaset/interface.c
+++ b/drivers/isdn/gigaset/interface.c
@@ -156,8 +156,10 @@ static int if_open(struct tty_struct *tty, struct file *filp)
 	if (!cs || !try_module_get(cs->driver->owner))
 		return -ENODEV;
-	if (mutex_lock_interruptible(&cs->mutex))
+	if (mutex_lock_interruptible(&cs->mutex)) {
+		module_put(cs->driver->owner);
 		return -ERESTARTSYS;
+	}
 	tty->driver_data = cs;


linux-kernel 2.6.39


Accepted commit 2f9381e


Fixed in kernel 3.0-rc4