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Subject[PATCH] drm/vmwgfx_kms: Fix potential NULL pointer dereference
crtc_state is being null checked in a previous code block, which implies
that such pointer might be null.

crtc_state is dereferenced in drm_atomic_helper_check_plane_state, hence
there is a potential null pointer dereference.

Fix this by warning-on and returning -EINVAL in case crtc_state is null.

Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1462412 ("Dereference after null check")
Fixes: a01cb8ba3f62 ("drm: Move drm_plane_helper_check_state() into drm_atomic_helper.c")
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_kms.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_kms.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_kms.c
index a2a93d7..72c3b290 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_kms.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_kms.c
@@ -454,6 +454,9 @@ int vmw_du_primary_plane_atomic_check(struct drm_plane *plane,
clip.y2 = crtc_state->adjusted_mode.vdisplay;

+ if (WARN_ON(!crtc_state))
+ return -EINVAL;
ret = drm_atomic_helper_check_plane_state(state, crtc_state, &clip,
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