usb: core: hub: do error out if usb_autopm_get_interface() fails

commit 60e3f6e4ac5b0fda43dad01c32e09409ec710045 upstream.

Reviewing a fresh portion of coverity defects in USB core
(specifically CID 1458999), Alan Stern noted below in [1]:

On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 02:39:23PM -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
 > A revised search finds line 997 in drivers/usb/core/hub.c and lines
 > 216, 269 in drivers/usb/core/port.c.  (I didn't try looking in any
 > other directories.)  AFAICT all three of these should check the
 > return value, although a error message in the kernel log probably
 > isn't needed.

Factor out the usb_remove_device() change into a standalone patch to
allow conflict-free integration on top of the earliest stable branches.


Fixes: 253e05724f9230 ("USB: add a "remove hardware" sysfs attribute")
Cc: # v2.6.33+
Suggested-by: Alan Stern <>
Signed-off-by: Eugeniu Rosca <>
Acked-by: Alan Stern <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

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