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Subject[PATCH] tty: serial_core: Fix uart_state leak when port shutdown
uart_shutdown() invokes uart_port_lock(), which returns a reference of
the uart_port object if increases the refcount of the uart_state object
successfully or returns NULL if fails.

However, uart_shutdown() don't take the return value of uart_port_lock()
as the new uart_port object to "uport" and use the old "uport" instead
to balance refcount in uart_port_unlock(), which may cause a redundant
decrement of refcount occurred when the new "uport" equals to NULL and
then cause a potential memory leak.

Fix this issue by update the "uport" object to the return value of
uart_port_lock() when invoking uart_port_lock().

Signed-off-by: Xiyu Yang <>
Signed-off-by: Xin Tan <>
drivers/tty/serial/serial_core.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/serial_core.c b/drivers/tty/serial/serial_core.c
index 57840cf90388..ab8756ef2b60 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/serial_core.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/serial_core.c
@@ -313,7 +313,7 @@ static void uart_shutdown(struct tty_struct *tty, struct uart_state *state)
* console driver may need to allocate/free a debug object, which
* can endup in printk() recursion.
- uart_port_lock(state, flags);
+ uport = uart_port_lock(state, flags);
xmit_buf = state->xmit.buf;
state->xmit.buf = NULL;
uart_port_unlock(uport, flags);
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