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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Initialize pointer on request_firmware
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 07:54:06PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:18:29AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 11:23:47AM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > > On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:55:15PM -0300, Lucas C. Villa Real wrote:
> > > > Hello, folks,
> > > >
> > > > I've seen some kernel oopses when suspending my machine. The problem comes from isight_firmware, which assumes that, on error, a call to request_firmware() will initialize the provided pointer to the firmware image to NULL.
> > > >
> > > > The patch below fixes the isight_firmware side of the problem and also ensures that request_firmware() always sets the pointer to NULL on such cases (it currently does that for all except one situation).
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Lucas C. Villa Real <lucasvr@gobolinux.org>
> > > >
> > > > --- linux-3.0.4/drivers/base/firmware_class.c.orig 2011-09-21 21:03:01.000000000 -0300
> > > > +++ linux-3.0.4/drivers/base/firmware_class.c 2011-09-21 21:03:13.000000000 -0300
> > > > @@ -523,6 +523,7 @@ static int _request_firmware(const struc
> > > >
> > > > if (WARN_ON(usermodehelper_is_disabled())) {
> > > > dev_err(device, "firmware: %s will not be loaded\n", name);
> > > > + *firmware_p = NULL;
> > > > return -EBUSY;
> > > > }
> > >
> > > Looks like f45f3c1f3f616 needs backporting to stable, if it hasn't
> > > happened yet.
> >
> > What stable tree? That patch was in the 2.6.36 release, so 3.0-stable
> > doesn't need it, right?
>
> Judging by the diff lines above, 3.0.4 doesn't seem to have it. Wait,
> lemme check... uh no, I can't, the damn k.org thing is still down :-(.

The patch was in the 2.6.36 kernel, so by nature of that, 3.0 will also
have it, right?

> > > Oh, and then there's caca9510ff4e5 too which adds this
> > > exit path to the goto out label as the rest of the function.
> >
> > But that was only due to other problems.
>
> That second one adds the goto thing to the "out:" label where the
> firmware_p gets NULLed. IOW, it prepares the code for f45f3c1f3f616.
>
> Does that make more sense now?

Nope, sorry, still confused :)

How about, what patches are needed for the 3.0-stable kernel tree in
order to resolve these issue? Git commit ids please.

thanks,

greg k-h


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