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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] drm: adv7511/33: Fix adv7511_cec_init() failure handling

On 11/17/2017 04:29 AM, John Stultz wrote:
> From: Arnd Bergmann <>
> An otherwise correct cleanup patch from Dan Carpenter turned a broken
> failure handling from a feature patch by Hans Verkuil into a kernel
> Oops, so bisection points to commit 7af35b0addbc ("drm/kirin: Checking
> for IS_ERR() instead of NULL") rather than 3b1b975003e4 ("drm:
> adv7511/33: add HDMI CEC support").
> I've managed to piece together several partial problems, though
> I'm still struggling with the bigger picture:
> adv7511_probe() registers a drm_bridge structure that was allocated
> with devm_kzalloc(). It calls adv7511_cec_init(), which fails for an
> unknown reason, which in turn triggers the registered structure to be
> removed.
> Elsewhere, kirin_drm_platform_probe() gets called, which calls
> of_graph_get_remote_node(), and that returns NULL. Before Dan's
> patch we would go on with a NULL pointer here and register that,
> now kirin_drm_platform_probe() fails with -ENODEV.
> In a third driver, dsi_parse_dt() calls drm_of_find_panel_or_bridge(),
> which after not finding a panel goes on to call of_drm_find_bridge(),
> and that crashes due to the earlier list corruption.
> This addresses the first issue by making sure that adv7511_probe()
> does not completely fail when the adv7511_cec_init() function fails,
> and instead we just disable the CEC feature. This avoids having the
> driver entirely fail to load if just the CEC initialization fails.
> Reported-by: Naresh Kamboju <>
> Cc: Xinliang Liu <>
> Cc: Dan Carpenter <>
> Cc: Sean Paul <>
> Cc: Hans Verkuil <>
> Cc: Archit Taneja <>
> Link:
> Link:
> Fixes: 7af35b0addbc ("drm/kirin: Checking for IS_ERR() instead of NULL")
> Fixes: 3b1b975003e4 ("drm: adv7511/33: add HDMI CEC support")
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
> [jstultz: Reworked so when adv7511_cec_init() fails, we disable the feature instead
> of disabling the entire driver, which causes graphics to not funciton]
> Signed-off-by: John Stultz <>
> ---
> Just wanted to send out my rework of Arnd's patch here.
> Feedback would be welcome.
> thanks
> -john
> drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/adv7511/adv7511_drv.c | 8 ++++----
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/adv7511/adv7511_drv.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/adv7511/adv7511_drv.c
> index 0e14f15..939c3b9 100644
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/adv7511/adv7511_drv.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/adv7511/adv7511_drv.c
> @@ -1203,12 +1203,12 @@ static int adv7511_probe(struct i2c_client *i2c, const struct i2c_device_id *id)
> #ifdef CONFIG_DRM_I2C_ADV7511_CEC
> ret = adv7511_cec_init(dev, adv7511, offset);
> - if (ret)
> - goto err_unregister_cec;
> #else
> - regmap_write(adv7511->regmap, ADV7511_REG_CEC_CTRL + offset,
> + ret = 1;
> #endif
> + if (ret)
> + regmap_write(adv7511->regmap, ADV7511_REG_CEC_CTRL + offset,

This would force CEC to be powered off even if adv7511_cec_init() returned 0, right?
We wouldn't want that if we want to use CEC on a platform that supports it.

Do we know why the call to adv7511_cec_init() is failing on the Hikey board? If it's
because there isn't a "cec" clock specified in DT, it's not really a fatal error, it
just means that the platform hasn't been set up to support CEC. In that case, we
should just power down the CEC block. So, if adv7511_cec_init() would return a
-ENOENT, which we could use as a hint to power down CEC. So, maybe something like this?:

ret = adv7511_cec_init(dev, adv7511, offset);
if (ret && ret != -ENOENT)
goto err_unregister_cec;
if (ret)
regmap_write(adv7511->regmap, ADV7511_REG_CEC_CTRL + offset,

Apart from this, we should also move adv7511_cec_init() up in the probe so that
it's called before the drm_bridge is registered.


> return 0;

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