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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Initialize pointer on request_firmware
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?

> 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.

Again, I don't understand what the issue really is here.

confused,

greg k-h


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