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SubjectRe: BUG: NULL pointer dereference at 00000000 -- IP: [<f8e783d5>] :b43:b43_dma_mapping_error+0x16/0x155
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15 PM, Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net> wrote:
> Miles Lane wrote:
>>
>> I got a slightly different BUG with this patch applied:
>>
>> BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000000
>> IP: [<f89e3d41>] :b43:b43_dma_mapping_error+0x16/0x97
>> *pde = 00000000
>> Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT DEBUG_PAGEALLOC
>> last sysfs file:
>>
>> /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.0/0000:01:06.0/ssb0:0/firmware/ssb0:0/loading
>> Modules linked in: sbs sbshc wmi battery iptable_filter ip_tables
>> x_tables ac sbp2 rtc arc4 ecb crypto_blkcipher cryptomgr crypto_algapi
>> b43 mac80211 cfg80211 led_class snd_intel8x0 snd_ac97_codec ac97_bus
>> snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss
>> snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_timer snd_seq_device snd soundcore
>> snd_page_alloc i2c_nforce2 i2c_core button ohci1394 3c59x ieee1394
>> forcedeth ehci_hcd ohci_hcd usbcore thermal processor fan thermal_sys
>
> Miles,
>
> If you have time, please cd to the kernel root directory and run the command
> 'objdump -d -l drivers/net/wireless/b43/dma.o > dmadump'. You may have to
> install the objdump package. In the file dmadump, find the line that
> contains b43_dma_mapping_error. On my system it is 0000000000000085
> <b43_dma_mapping_error>: Note, I use x86_64 and yours will likely be
> different.
>
> Note the address (0x85 in my case), add the offset (0x16) and find the line
> with the error. You can use KCalc in hexadecimal mode if you are not
> comfortable with doing addition in base 16. Please report the source line
> and instruction that failed.

For me, the line is:
"000000ab <b43_dma_mapping_error>:"
so, 0xab + 0x16 = 0xc1
and here's the dump giving some context around that line:
b43_dma_mapping_error():
ab: 55 push %ebp
ac: 89 e5 mov %esp,%ebp
ae: 57 push %edi
af: 89 d7 mov %edx,%edi
b1: 56 push %esi
b2: 89 ce mov %ecx,%esi
b4: 53 push %ebx
b5: 83 ec 08 sub $0x8,%esp
b8: 8a 55 08 mov 0x8(%ebp),%dl
bb: 88 55 ef mov %dl,-0x11(%ebp)
be: 8b 50 58 mov 0x58(%eax),%edx
c1: 8b 12 mov (%edx),%edx
c3: 8b 52 08 mov 0x8(%edx),%edx
c6: 89 55 f0 mov %edx,-0x10(%ebp)
c9: 8b 40 34 mov 0x34(%eax),%eax
cc: 83 f8 1e cmp $0x1e,%eax
cf: 74 07 je d8 <b43_dma_mapping_error+0x2d>
d1: 83 f8 20 cmp $0x20,%eax
d4: 75 5b jne 131 <b43_dma_mapping_error+0x86>
d6: eb 15 jmp ed <b43_dma_mapping_error+0x42>
I hope this helps.

Miles


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