Re: [PATCH] mtd: nand: mxc_nand: fix a possible NULL dereference

From: Uwe Kleine-König
Date: Thu Nov 12 2015 - 03:26:32 EST

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 09:03:11AM +0100, Frans Klaver wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 8:46 AM, LABBE Corentin
> <clabbe.montjoie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > of_match_device could return NULL, and so cause a NULL pointer
> > dereference later.
> Did you actually run into this? It seems to me that this driver is
> only probed if and only if we have a match and that therefore
> of_match_device will always return a valid pointer (it is using the
> same match table). Am I missing something?

Yes, you're missing something. The driver would probe for a dt snippet

mxc_nand {
compatible = "foobar";

In this case dev->of_node is non-NULL but of_match_device(mxcnd_dt_ids,
dev) is.

(I didn't actually test this, so there is a chance I'm wrong here. And
if not I wonder if it is sensible at all to match the device name on
driver name for of-created platform devices.)

Best regards

Pengutronix e.K. | Uwe Kleine-König |
Industrial Linux Solutions | |
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at