Re: [PATCH 1/2] mfd: tps65910: Fix crash in i2c_driver .probe

From: Stephen Warren
Date: Mon Jun 17 2013 - 14:07:48 EST

On 06/17/2013 11:47 AM, Tuomas Tynkkynen wrote:
> Commit "i2c: core: make it possible to match a pure device tree driver"
> changed semantics of the i2c probing for device tree devices.
> Device tree probed devices now get a NULL i2c_device_id pointer.
> This caused kernel panics due to NULL dereference.

> diff --git a/drivers/mfd/tps65910.c b/drivers/mfd/tps65910.c

> pmic_plat_data = dev_get_platdata(&i2c->dev);
> - if (!pmic_plat_data && i2c->dev.of_node) {
> + if (id) {
> + chip_id = id->driver_data;
> + } else if (i2c->dev.of_node) {
> pmic_plat_data = tps65910_parse_dt(i2c, &chip_id);

That over-writes pmic_plat_data even if it was already set above. This
should really only happen if the earlier assignment didn't find any
pdata, i.e. if (!pmic_plat_data) here.

Looking at patch 2/2, the structure in that driver is correct, and
perhaps could be implemented the same or similarly here?

> of_pmic_plat_data = pmic_plat_data;

Or just swap those assignments:

of_pmic_plat_data = tps65910_parse_dt(...);
if (!pmic_plat_data)
pmic_plat_data = of_pmic_plat_data;

(although there's perhaps little point parsing the pdata from DT if it's
already provided through the device object)

> }
> - if (!pmic_plat_data)
> + if (!pmic_plat_data || chip_id < 0)
> return -EINVAL;

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