Re: [PATCH 1/3] thermal: exynos: Fix NULL pointer exception during kernel booting
From: Chanwoo Choi
Date: Mon Feb 16 2015 - 12:00:46 EST
On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 1:28 AM, Lukasz Majewski <l.majewski@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Chanwoo,
>> Hi Lukasz,
>> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 12:06 AM, Lukasz Majewski
>> <l.majewski@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Hi Chanwoo,
>> >> This patch fixes the NULL pointer exception during kernel booting.
>> >> The thermal_zone _of_sensor_register() registers a sensor to DT
>> >> thermal zone and then read the current temperature by '.get_temp'
>> >> callback. The callback function of exynos thermal driver is
>> >> exynos_get_temp() which must need the 'pdata' instance of
>> >> exynos_tmu _platform_data structure.
>> >> - exynos_get_temp() -> code_to_temp() -> Must need the 'pdata'
>> >> instance
>> >> But, exynos thermal driver is executed before getting the 'pdata'
>> >> instance. To avoid the kernel panic, have to get the platform data
>> >> by executing the exynos_map_dt_data() before calling
>> >> thermal_zone_of_sensor_register() .
>> > I've already prepared patch for this (unfortunately it isn't yet
>> > applied to mainline):
>> > "[PATCH] thermal: exynos: fix: Check if data->tmu_read callback is
>> > present before read"
>> > http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-samsung-soc/msg42245.html
>> There is different issue between you patch and this patch.
>> Your patch check the whether data->tmu_read is NULL or not.
>> But, my patch check the pdata is NULL or not.
> I've tried to do the same previously. Please compare with:
> [PATCH 1/2] thermal: exynos: Reorder exynos_map_dt_data() function
> Unfortunately, Abhilash found some issues with this code, so I've
> looked into different solution.
> However, I didn't need to move pdata = data->pdata; Hence, I wonder why
> it need to be reordered. Are you using Exynos3250 based device?
I think it is necessary to prevent kernel panic. We can check this
issue by analyzing
the thermal_zone_of_sensor_register() as following issue:
of_thermal_get_temp() executes the exynos_get_temp() finally. And
function must need the 'pdata' instance. The 'pdata' instance is
initialized on exynos_map_dt_data().
If exynos_tmu driver executes the exynos_map_dt_data() after
this issue happen again.
[ 4211.945315] [<ffffffc0004de6d8>] of_thermal_get_temp+0x1c/0x30
[ 4211.951132] [<ffffffc0004db86c>] thermal_zone_get_temp+0x48/0x7c
[ 4211.957118] [<ffffffc0004dd278>] thermal_zone_device_update+0x20/0x110
[ 4211.963627] [<ffffffc0004de9c8>] of_thermal_set_mode+0x44/0x68
[ 4211.969443] [<ffffffc0004decb8>] thermal_zone_of_sensor_register+0x15c/0x1d8
I tested it on Exynos5433 based device.
>> > Does applying this patch help?
>> > BTW: How can I reproduce this error? Could you point me the SHA1 and
>> > repository?
>> I used your patch-set of linux-soc-thermal.git (branch: next). So I
>> applied you patchiest on Linux 3.19 for test.
> Is there any special .config?
There is no special configuration.
I tested this patch with CPUFREQ for cooling device.
> May I ask about the target platform?
> I will look closely on this problem tomorrow.
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