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SubjectRe: linux-next: dock_link_device is oopsy
On 02/18/2012 02:57 PM, Holger Macht wrote:
> On Sa 18. Feb - 10:46:04, Hugh Dickins wrote:
>> On Sat, 18 Feb 2012, Holger Macht wrote:
>>> How about that one?
>> It's more broken than that. Here's my attempt. It boots on the
>> systems with dock_station_count 0, and it boots on my laptop with
>> dock_station_count 2; but I don't actually have any docking station,
>> so it still doesn't test very much (dock is 0 after the loop).
> Well, there doesn't have to actually exist a physical dock station (or
> bay device) for dock_station_count to be> 0. It just tells that the
> ACPI objects are present and thus the system is capable of it.
> So does this function actually also break on your laptop and you're
> getting the oops there, too?
>> I have no idea if what goes on in the loop is correct, but it looks
>> to me as if (as predicted) there's further breakage, that it would
>> have been writing beyond the end of what it allocated if I did have
>> a docking station.
>> Hugh
>> [PATCH] dock: fix bootup oops and other dock_link breakage
>> dock_link_device() and dock_unlink_device() should bail out early
>> to avoid oops on zero-length kmalloc() when dock_station_count is 0.
>> But isn't there an off-by-one in that kmalloc() length anyway?
>> An extra NULL appended at the end suggests so.
>> Rework the ordering with gotos on failure to fix several issues.
>> And presumably dock_unlink_device() should be presenting the same
>> interface as dock_link_device(), with NULL returned when none found.
>> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins<>
> Fine with me.

So, just to be clear, the preferred patch is Hugh's, and I should drop
your earlier proposed fix found in this thread?

And what about that warning?

Need to fix up linux-next or temporarily drop this patchset from linux-next.


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