Re: Null pointer dereference in mcp251x driver when resuming from sleep

From: Andy Shevchenko
Date: Mon May 03 2021 - 09:48:30 EST

On Mon, May 03, 2021 at 04:44:24PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Mon, May 03, 2021 at 03:11:40PM +0200, Frieder Schrempf wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > with kernel 5.10.x and 5.12.x I'm getting a null pointer dereference
> > exception from the mcp251x driver when I resume from sleep (see trace
> > below).
> >
> > As far as I can tell this was working fine with 5.4. As I currently don't
> > have the time to do further debugging/bisecting, for now I want to at least
> > report this here.
> >
> > Maybe there is someone around who could already give a wild guess for what
> > might cause this just by looking at the trace/code!?
> Does revert of c7299fea6769 ("spi: Fix spi device unregister flow") help?

Other than that, bisecting will take not more than 3-4 iterations only:
% git log --oneline v5.4..v5.10.34 -- drivers/net/can/spi/mcp251x.c
3292c4fc9ce2 can: mcp251x: fix support for half duplex SPI host controllers
e0e25001d088 can: mcp251x: add support for half duplex controllers
74fa565b63dc can: mcp251x: Use readx_poll_timeout() helper
2d52dabbef60 can: mcp251x: add GPIO support
cfc24a0aa7a1 can: mcp251x: sort include files alphabetically
df561f6688fe treewide: Use fallthrough pseudo-keyword
8ce8c0abcba3 can: mcp251x: only reset hardware as required
877a902103fd can: mcp251x: add mcp251x_write_2regs() and make use of it
50ec88120ea1 can: mcp251x: get rid of legacy platform data
14684b93019a Merge git://

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko