virtio: console: clean up port data immediately at time of unplug

We used to keep the port's char device structs and the /sys entries
around till the last reference to the port was dropped.  This is
actually unnecessary, and resulted in buggy behaviour:

1. Open port in guest
2. Hot-unplug port
3. Hot-plug a port with the same 'name' property as the unplugged one

This resulted in hot-plug being unsuccessful, as a port with the same
name already exists (even though it was unplugged).

This behaviour resulted in a warning message like this one:

WARNING: at fs/sysfs/dir.c:512 sysfs_add_one+0xc9/0x130() (Not tainted)
Hardware name: KVM
sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename

Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff8106b607>] ? warn_slowpath_common+0x87/0xc0
 [<ffffffff8106b6f6>] ? warn_slowpath_fmt+0x46/0x50
 [<ffffffff811f2319>] ? sysfs_add_one+0xc9/0x130
 [<ffffffff811f23e8>] ? create_dir+0x68/0xb0
 [<ffffffff811f2469>] ? sysfs_create_dir+0x39/0x50
 [<ffffffff81273129>] ? kobject_add_internal+0xb9/0x260
 [<ffffffff812733d8>] ? kobject_add_varg+0x38/0x60
 [<ffffffff812734b4>] ? kobject_add+0x44/0x70
 [<ffffffff81349de4>] ? get_device_parent+0xf4/0x1d0
 [<ffffffff8134b389>] ? device_add+0xc9/0x650


Instead of relying on guest applications to release all references to
the ports, we should go ahead and unregister the port from all the core
layers.  Any open/read calls on the port will then just return errors,
and an unplug/plug operation on the host will succeed as expected.

This also caused buggy behaviour in case of the device removal (not just
a port): when the device was removed (which means all ports on that
device are removed automatically as well), the ports with active
users would clean up only when the last references were dropped -- and
it would be too late then to be referencing char device pointers,
resulting in oopses:

PID: 6162   TASK: ffff8801147ad500  CPU: 0   COMMAND: "cat"
 #0 [ffff88011b9d5a90] machine_kexec at ffffffff8103232b
 #1 [ffff88011b9d5af0] crash_kexec at ffffffff810b9322
 #2 [ffff88011b9d5bc0] oops_end at ffffffff814f4a50
 #3 [ffff88011b9d5bf0] die at ffffffff8100f26b
 #4 [ffff88011b9d5c20] do_general_protection at ffffffff814f45e2
 #5 [ffff88011b9d5c50] general_protection at ffffffff814f3db5
    [exception RIP: strlen+2]
    RIP: ffffffff81272ae2  RSP: ffff88011b9d5d00  RFLAGS: 00010246
    RAX: 0000000000000000  RBX: ffff880118901c18  RCX: 0000000000000000
    RDX: ffff88011799982c  RSI: 00000000000000d0  RDI: 3a303030302f3030
    RBP: ffff88011b9d5d38   R8: 0000000000000006   R9: ffffffffa0134500
    R10: 0000000000001000  R11: 0000000000001000  R12: ffff880117a1cc10
    R13: 00000000000000d0  R14: 0000000000000017  R15: ffffffff81aff700
    ORIG_RAX: ffffffffffffffff  CS: 0010  SS: 0018
 #6 [ffff88011b9d5d00] kobject_get_path at ffffffff8126dc5d
 #7 [ffff88011b9d5d40] kobject_uevent_env at ffffffff8126e551
 #8 [ffff88011b9d5dd0] kobject_uevent at ffffffff8126e9eb
 #9 [ffff88011b9d5de0] device_del at ffffffff813440c7


So clean up when we have all the context, and all that's left to do when
the references to the port have dropped is to free up the port struct

CC: <>
Reported-by: chayang <>
Reported-by: FuXiangChun <>
Reported-by: Qunfang Zhang <>
Reported-by: Sibiao Luo <>
Signed-off-by: Amit Shah <>
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