Re: kernel NULL pointer dereference in pxa_pm_enter (2.6.38-rc2)

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Mon Jan 24 2011 - 04:51:54 EST

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 10:29:39AM +0100, Sven Neumann wrote:
> I am still trying to get our Raumfeld platform working with kernels
> newer than 2.6.36 and this morning I've updated to 2.6.38-rc2 to see if
> any of the remaining problems with 2.6.37 have been fixed. Kernel boots
> fine, but it crashes on suspend:

It seems that aae8224d is wrong:

@@ -225,9 +201,6 @@ static int pxa3xx_cpu_pm_valid(suspend_state_t state)

static struct pxa_cpu_pm_fns pxa3xx_cpu_pm_fns = {
- .save_count = SLEEP_SAVE_COUNT,
- .save = pxa3xx_cpu_pm_save,
- .restore = pxa3xx_cpu_pm_restore,
.valid = pxa3xx_cpu_pm_valid,
.enter = pxa3xx_cpu_pm_enter,

whereas the generic code does this:

/* skip registers saving for standby */
if (state != PM_SUSPEND_STANDBY) {

so, pxa_cpu_pm_fns->save is now a NULL pointer, hence the PC address in
the oops of 0x0.
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