block: fix incorrect references to disk objects

When adding partitions to the disk, the reference count of the disk
object is increased. then alloc partition device and called
device_add(), if the device_add() return error, the reference
count of the disk object will be reduced twice, at put_device(pdev)
and put_disk(disk). this leads to the end of the object's life cycle
prematurely, and trigger following calltrace.

  __init_work+0x2d/0x50 kernel/workqueue.c:519
  synchronize_rcu_expedited+0x3af/0x650 kernel/rcu/tree_exp.h:847
  bdi_remove_from_list mm/backing-dev.c:938 [inline]
  bdi_unregister+0x17f/0x5c0 mm/backing-dev.c:946
  release_bdi+0xa1/0xc0 mm/backing-dev.c:968
  kref_put include/linux/kref.h:65 [inline]
  bdi_put+0x72/0xa0 mm/backing-dev.c:976
  bdev_free_inode+0x11e/0x220 block/bdev.c:408
  i_callback+0x3f/0x70 fs/inode.c:226
  rcu_do_batch kernel/rcu/tree.c:2508 [inline]
  rcu_core+0x76d/0x16c0 kernel/rcu/tree.c:2743
  __do_softirq+0x1d7/0x93b kernel/softirq.c:558
  invoke_softirq kernel/softirq.c:432 [inline]
  __irq_exit_rcu kernel/softirq.c:636 [inline]
  irq_exit_rcu+0xf2/0x130 kernel/softirq.c:648

making disk is NULL when calling put_disk().

Reported-by: Hao Sun <>
Signed-off-by: Zqiang <>
Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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