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SubjectRe: [PATCH] HID: multitouch: prevent memleak with the allocated name
On Wed, 29 May 2013, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:

> mt_free_input_name() was never called during .remove():
> hid_hw_stop() removes the hid_input items in hdev->inputs, and so the
> list is therefore empty after the call. In the end, we never free the
> special names that has been allocated during .probe().
> Restore the original name before freeing it to avoid acessing already
> freed pointer.
> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Tissoires <>

I have now applied this one and will send it to Linus for next -rc.

If we are going down the path of using devm API, as proposed by Andy, that
will require much more throgough review of interaction with input
subsystem, so definitely not a late -rc regression fix material.


Jiri Kosina

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