[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "floppy: properly handle failure on add_disk loop" has been added to staging queue

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Wed Dec 5 22:30:30 UTC 2012

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    floppy: properly handle failure on add_disk loop

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From b9810d678f18b3bb596f01a2f232ba79b1cf032c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:56:54 -0300
Subject: [PATCH] floppy: properly handle failure on add_disk loop
X-Extended-Stable: 3.5

commit d60e7ec18c3fb2cbf90969ccd42889eb2d03aef9 upstream.

On floppy initialization, if something failed inside the loop we call
add_disk, there was no cleanup of previous iterations in the error

Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina at suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe at kernel.dk>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 drivers/block/floppy.c |   11 ++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/floppy.c b/drivers/block/floppy.c
index 889f47e..7ad2489 100644
--- a/drivers/block/floppy.c
+++ b/drivers/block/floppy.c
@@ -4293,7 +4293,7 @@ static int __init floppy_init(void)

 		err = platform_device_register(&floppy_device[drive]);
 		if (err)
-			goto out_release_dma;
+			goto out_remove_drives;

 		err = device_create_file(&floppy_device[drive].dev,
@@ -4311,6 +4311,15 @@ static int __init floppy_init(void)

+	while (drive--) {
+		if ((allowed_drive_mask & (1 << drive)) &&
+		    fdc_state[FDC(drive)].version != FDC_NONE) {
+			del_gendisk(disks[drive]);
+			device_remove_file(&floppy_device[drive].dev, &dev_attr_cmos);
+			platform_device_unregister(&floppy_device[drive]);
+		}
+	}
 	if (atomic_read(&usage_count))

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