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    Subject[patch 74/86] Staging: asus_oled: fix NULL-ptr crash on unloading
    3.2-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


    From: Pekka Paalanen <>

    commit 3589e74595a4332ebf77b5ed006f3c6686071ecd upstream.

    Asus_oled triggers the following bug on module unloading:

    usbcore: deregistering interface driver asus-oled
    BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000038
    IP: [<ffffffff8111292b>] sysfs_delete_link+0x30/0x66

    Call Trace:
    [<ffffffff81225373>] device_remove_class_symlinks+0x6b/0x70
    [<ffffffff812256a8>] device_del+0x9f/0x1ab
    [<ffffffff812257c5>] device_unregister+0x11/0x1e
    [<ffffffffa000cb82>] asus_oled_disconnect+0x4f/0x9e [asus_oled]
    [<ffffffff81277430>] usb_unbind_interface+0x54/0x103
    [<ffffffff812276c4>] __device_release_driver+0xa2/0xeb
    [<ffffffff81227794>] driver_detach+0x87/0xad
    [<ffffffff812269e9>] bus_remove_driver+0x91/0xc1
    [<ffffffff81227fb4>] driver_unregister+0x66/0x6e
    [<ffffffff812771ed>] usb_deregister+0xbb/0xc4
    [<ffffffffa000ce87>] asus_oled_exit+0x2f/0x31 [asus_oled]
    [<ffffffff81068365>] sys_delete_module+0x1b8/0x21b
    [<ffffffff810ae3de>] ? do_munmap+0x2ef/0x313
    [<ffffffff813699bb>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

    This is due to an incorrect destruction sequence in asus_oled_exit().

    Fix the order, fixes the bug. Tested on an Asus G50V laptop only.

    Cc: Jakub Schmidtke <>
    Signed-off-by: Pekka Paalanen <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    drivers/staging/asus_oled/asus_oled.c | 3 +--
    1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

    --- a/drivers/staging/asus_oled/asus_oled.c
    +++ b/drivers/staging/asus_oled/asus_oled.c
    @@ -811,10 +811,9 @@ error:

    static void __exit asus_oled_exit(void)
    + usb_deregister(&oled_driver);
    class_remove_file(oled_class, &class_attr_version.attr);
    - usb_deregister(&oled_driver);


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