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Subject[PATCH RESEND] iio: inkern: allocate zeroed memory

Use kzalloc() rather than kmalloc() for initializing the iio_channel structure.
This patch enables the iio_dev and iio_chan_spec are set to NULL.
This may prevent the page fault problem because the pointer of iio_chan_spec
is initialized as NULL.

The iio_chan_spec is updated only in case that the IIO map has
specific channel label.
When the map has no ADC channel label, then the value of iio_chan_spec
remains as invalid pointer.
To prevent this problem, the pointer should be initialized as NULL.

Signed-off-by: Milo(Woogyom) Kim <>
drivers/iio/inkern.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/iio/inkern.c b/drivers/iio/inkern.c
index b5afc2f..1faa240 100644
--- a/drivers/iio/inkern.c
+++ b/drivers/iio/inkern.c
@@ -130,7 +130,7 @@ struct iio_channel *iio_channel_get(const char *name, const char *channel_name)
if (c == NULL)
return ERR_PTR(-ENODEV);

- channel = kmalloc(sizeof(*channel), GFP_KERNEL);
+ channel = kzalloc(sizeof(*channel), GFP_KERNEL);
if (channel == NULL)
return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);


Best Regards,

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