edac_mc: edac_mc_free() cannot assume mem_ctl_info is registered in sysfs.

Fix potential NULL pointer dereference in edac_unregister_sysfs() on
system boot introduced in 3.6-rc1.

Since commit 7a623c039 ("edac: rewrite the sysfs code to use struct
device") edac_mc_alloc() no longer initializes embedded kobjects in
struct mem_ctl_info.  Therefore edac_mc_free() can no longer simply
decrement a kobject reference count to free the allocated memory unless
the memory controller driver module had also called edac_mc_add_mc().

Now edac_mc_free() will check if the newly embedded struct device has
been registered with sysfs before using either the standard device
release functions or freeing the data structures itself with logic
pulled out of the error path of edac_mc_alloc().

The BUG this patch resolves for me:

  BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at   (null)
  EIP is at __wake_up_common+0x1a/0x6a
  Process modprobe (pid: 933, ti=f3dc6000 task=f3db9520 task.ti=f3dc6000)
  Call Trace:
    edac_unregister_sysfs+0x3b/0x5c [edac_core]
    edac_mc_free+0x29/0x2f [edac_core]
    e7xxx_probe1+0x268/0x311 [e7xxx_edac]
    e7xxx_init_one+0x56/0x61 [e7xxx_edac]

Cc: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
Cc: Shaohui Xie <Shaohui.Xie@freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Shaun Ruffell <sruffell@digium.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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