Re: [PATCH] acpi / apei: fix NULL deref during init
From: Thomas Schoebel-Theuer
Date: Fri Dec 14 2018 - 16:27:48 EST
On 12/14/18 21:24, Borislav Petkov wrote:
Because apei_resources_fini() happens under the same condition check and
if arch_apei_filter_addr was false, it should not become true, all of a
please take a look at the stacktrace. For some reason, and only at that
specific hardware, the condition is false, there but later the indicated
error exit is taken whose message you can see immediately before the
So this should documents the one observed case where the NULL deref is
Of course, it would be possible to develop another solution, but this
one appears the simplest and safest to me (minimum changes to the logic).
I have tested the patch on that specifc hardware: I have verified that
the patch does not trigger the NULL deref anymore.
Of course, on any other hardware we have tested, the bug did not trigger
If you don't have that specific hardware, you probably cannot easily
trigger / verify the problem.
If you need access to the specfic hardware, talk to me in a private