RE: [PATCH] usb/core: fix NULL pointer dereference inrecursively_mark_NOTATTACHED

From: Du, ChangbinX
Date: Tue Dec 24 2013 - 07:28:16 EST

> From: Alan Stern [mailto:stern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 11:13 PM
> To: Du, ChangbinX
> Cc: gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;; Lan, Tianyu;
> burzalodowa@xxxxxxxxx; linux-usb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
> linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] usb/core: fix NULL pointer dereference in
> recursively_mark_NOTATTACHED
> On Mon, 23 Dec 2013, Du, ChangbinX wrote:
> > usb_hub_to_struct_hub() can return NULL if the hub without active
> > configuration. So the result must be checked.
> >
> > BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000015c

> How did you manage to trigger this BUG? If hub is NULL then
> udev->maxchild should be 0. See the code in hub_disconnect().
> Alan Stern

Hello, Alan. The hub also should be null if actconfig is null. You can see it in function
udev->maxchild will be set to 0 in hub_disconnect(). But before that,
recursively_mark_NOTATTACHED may be called when calling usb_disconnect(). So this issue
will happen when usb_disconnect a hub that not have a configuration yet.
It happened once here when unplugging otg cable from DUT(will cause hcd removed) with
tiers of hub and devices. But it's not easy to reproduce it.
This is my analysis, how do you think?

Du, Changbin
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