Patchwork [067/241] virtio: Don't access index after unregister.

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Dec. 13, 2012, 1:57 p.m.
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Dec. 13, 2012, 1:57 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Cornelia Huck <>

commit 237242bddc99041e15a4ca51b8439657cadaff17 upstream.

Virtio wants to release used indices after the corresponding
virtio device has been unregistered. However, virtio does not
hold an extra reference, giving up its last reference with
device_unregister(), making accessing dev->index afterwards

I actually saw problems when testing my (not-yet-merged)
virtio-ccw code:

- device_add virtio-net,id=xxx
-> creates device virtio<n> with n>0

- device_del xxx
-> deletes virtio<n>, but calls ida_simple_remove with an
   index of 0

- device_add virtio-net,id=xxx
-> tries to add virtio0, which is still in use...

So let's save the index we want to release before calling

Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <>
Acked-by: Sjur Brændeland <>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <>
 drivers/virtio/virtio.c |    4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/drivers/virtio/virtio.c b/drivers/virtio/virtio.c
index f355807..acc77a2 100644
--- a/drivers/virtio/virtio.c
+++ b/drivers/virtio/virtio.c
@@ -222,8 +222,10 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(register_virtio_device);
 void unregister_virtio_device(struct virtio_device *dev)
+	int index = dev->index; /* save for after device release */
-	ida_simple_remove(&virtio_index_ida, dev->index);
+	ida_simple_remove(&virtio_index_ida, index);