Re: [PATCH] pci: spear: Drop __initdata from struct platform_driver spear13xx_pcie_driver

From: Viresh Kumar
Date: Sun Feb 08 2015 - 23:22:30 EST

On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 3:37 PM, Matwey V. Kornilov <matwey@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> spear13xx_pcie_driver.driver is allocated in text.init section
> and then the pointer to it is passed futher. This patch is to avoid
> crashes like the following, when freed memory is used:
> #0 __device_attach (drv=0xc0ed5608 <spear13xx_pcie_driver+20>, data=0xdb622610) at ../drivers/base/dd.c:409
> #1 0xc07a4798 in bus_for_each_drv (bus=<optimized out>, start=<optimized out>, data=0xda0, fn=0xc07a6740 <__device_attach>)
> at ../drivers/base/bus.c:463
> #2 0xc07a6324 in device_attach (dev=0xdb622610) at ../drivers/base/dd.c:447
> #3 0xc07a5814 in bus_probe_device (dev=0xdb622610) at ../drivers/base/bus.c:558
> #4 0xc07a38d8 in device_add (dev=<optimized out>) at ../drivers/base/core.c:1058
> #5 0xc08b6a5c in of_device_add (ofdev=<optimized out>) at ../drivers/of/device.c:66
> #6 0xc08b742c in of_platform_device_create_pdata (np=<optimized out>, bus_id=0x0 <__vectors_start>, platform_data=0x0 <__vectors_start>,
> parent=<optimized out>) at ../drivers/of/platform.c:241
> #7 0xc08b7568 in of_platform_bus_create (bus=0xdfa46780, matches=0x0 <__vectors_start>, lookup=0x0 <__vectors_start>, parent=0xdb183410,
> strict=true) at ../drivers/of/platform.c:414
> #8 0xc08b79bc in of_platform_populate (root=0xc0ed5608 <spear13xx_pcie_driver+20>, matches=0xdb622610, lookup=0xda0,
> parent=0xc07a6740 <__device_attach>) at ../drivers/of/platform.c:501
> #9 0xbf000030 in am335x_child_probe (pdev=0xdb183400) at ../drivers/usb/musb/musb_am335x.c:12
> #10 0xc07a83f0 in platform_drv_probe (_dev=0xdb183410) at ../drivers/base/platform.c:512
> #11 0xc07a64e8 in really_probe (drv=<optimized out>, dev=<optimized out>) at ../drivers/base/dd.c:302
> #12 driver_probe_device (drv=0xbf000234, dev=0xdb183410) at ../drivers/base/dd.c:399
> #13 0xc07a6820 in __driver_attach (dev=0xdb183410, data=0xbf000234) at ../drivers/base/dd.c:477
> #14 0xc07a46e8 in bus_for_each_dev (bus=<optimized out>, start=<optimized out>, data=0xda0, fn=0xc07a83a4 <platform_drv_probe>)
> at ../drivers/base/bus.c:313
> #15 0xc07a5ebc in driver_attach (drv=<optimized out>) at ../drivers/base/dd.c:496
> #16 0xc07a5af0 in bus_add_driver (drv=0xbf000234) at ../drivers/base/bus.c:694
> #17 0xc07a6fec in driver_register (drv=0xbf000234) at ../drivers/base/driver.c:167
> #18 0xc0209c34 in do_one_initcall (fn=0xbf002000) at ../init/main.c:801
> #19 0xc02e0494 in do_init_module (mod=<optimized out>) at ../kernel/module.c:3142
> #20 load_module (info=0xdb6b1f54, uargs=<optimized out>, flags=<optimized out>) at ../kernel/module.c:3461
> #21 0xc02e0a44 in SYSC_finit_module (flags=<optimized out>, uargs=<optimized out>, fd=<optimized out>) at ../kernel/module.c:3537
> #22 SyS_finit_module (fd=7, uargs=-1225602132, flags=0) at ../kernel/module.c:3518
> #23 0xc021a680 in ?? ()
> Fixes: 6675ef212da (PCI: spear: Fix Section mismatch compilation warning for probe())

wouldn't this again result in the problem reported above ?
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