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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] media: video/cx18, fix potential null dereference
On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 3:28 PM, Jiri Slaby <> wrote:
> On 01/12/2010 12:48 AM, Andy Walls wrote:
>> On Sun, 2010-01-10 at 09:56 +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>>> Stanse found a potential null dereference in cx18_dvb_start_feed
>>> and cx18_dvb_stop_feed. There is a check for stream being NULL,
>>> but it is dereferenced earlier. Move the dereference after the
>>> check.
>>> Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <>
>> Reviewed-by: Andy Walls <>
>> Acked-by: Andy Walls <>
> You definitely know the code better, have you checked that it can happen
> at all? I mean may demux->priv be NULL?

It is highly unlikely that demux->priv becoming NULL. The only time
that could happen would be when there is a dvb register failed. But in
which case, it wouldn't reach the stage where you want to start/stop a


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