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SubjectShould snd_card_free() check for null pointer?
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Hi,

Before commit f24640648186b (ALSA: Use standard device refcount for card
accounting), snd_card_free() would return -EINVAL on a null pointer. Now
it ends up in a null pointer dereference. There is at least one driver
that can call snd_card_free() with null argument: saa7134_alsa. It can
easily be triggered by just inserting and removing the module (no need
to have the hardware).
I don't think that is a rule, but it seems that the standard behavior of
*_free() functions is to check for null pointer. What do you think?

Thanks,
Jerome

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