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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] i2c: busses/i2c-pxa.c: fix potential null pointer dereference error
On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 09:14:08AM +0800, Haojian Zhuang wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Cong Ding <dinggnu@gmail.com> wrote:
> > If it goes to eclk through line 1107, the variable res would be NULL. It will
> > cause a null pointer dereference error if we call release_mem_region.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Cong Ding <dinggnu@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-pxa.c | 3 ++-
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-pxa.c b/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-pxa.c
> > index 1034d93..00df535 100644
> > --- a/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-pxa.c
> > +++ b/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-pxa.c
> > @@ -1211,7 +1211,8 @@ eremap:
> > eclk:
> > kfree(i2c);
> > emalloc:
> > - release_mem_region(res->start, resource_size(res));
> > + if (res)
> > + release_mem_region(res->start, resource_size(res));
> > return ret;
> > }
> >
> >
>
> No. I don't agree on this. Your fix can't resolve all potential issues.
>
> i2c = kzalloc(sizeof(struct pxa_i2c), GFP_KERNEL);
> if (!i2c) {
> ret = -ENOMEM;
> goto emalloc;
> }
>
> ret = i2c_pxa_probe_dt(dev, i2c, &i2c_type);
> if (ret > 0)
> ret = i2c_pxa_probe_pdata(dev, i2c, &i2c_type);
> if (ret < 0)
> goto eclk;
>
> res = platform_get_resource(dev, IORESOURCE_MEM, 0);
> irq = platform_get_irq(dev, 0);
> if (res == NULL || irq < 0) {
> ret = -ENODEV;
> goto eclk;
> }
>
> if (!request_mem_region(res->start, resource_size(res), res->name)) {
> ret = -ENOMEM;
> goto eclk;
> }
>
> We shouldn't jump to eclk for these error cases. Then we needn't to add
> checking on res.
So what do you suggest to do for these error cases?
- cong



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