FROMGIT: pinctrl: devicetree: Avoid taking direct reference to device name string

When populating the pinctrl mapping table entries for a device, the
'dev_name' field for each entry is initialised to point directly at the
string returned by 'dev_name()' for the device and subsequently used by
'create_pinctrl()' when looking up the mappings for the device being

This is unreliable in the presence of calls to 'dev_set_name()', which may
reallocate the device name string leaving the pinctrl mappings with a
dangling reference. This then leads to a use-after-free every time the
name is dereferenced by a device probe:

  | BUG: KASAN: invalid-access in strcmp+0x20/0x64
  | Read of size 1 at addr 13ffffc153494b00 by task modprobe/590
  | Pointer tag: [13], memory tag: [fe]
  | Call trace:
  |  __kasan_report+0x16c/0x1dc
  |  kasan_report+0x10/0x18
  |  check_memory_region
  |  __hwasan_load1_noabort+0x4c/0x54
  |  strcmp+0x20/0x64
  |  create_pinctrl+0x18c/0x7f4
  |  pinctrl_get+0x90/0x114
  |  devm_pinctrl_get+0x44/0x98
  |  pinctrl_bind_pins+0x5c/0x450
  |  really_probe+0x1c8/0x9a4
  |  driver_probe_device+0x120/0x1d8

Follow the example of sysfs, and duplicate the device name string before
stashing it away in the pinctrl mapping entries.

Cc: Linus Walleij <>
Reported-by: Elena Petrova <>
Tested-by: Elena Petrova <>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Walleij <>

(cherry picked from commit be4c60b563edee3712d392aaeb0943a768df7023
https: //
Bug: 140550171
Signed-off-by: Elena Petrova <>
Change-Id: I90e9f4f64c694a195b0963b88bb32bd8cee42aa5
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