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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drm/msm/adreno/a5xx_debugfs: fix potential NULL pointer dereference

Quoting Rob Clark <robdclark@gmail.com>:

> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Jordan Crouse
> <jcrouse@codeaurora.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 06:32:23AM -0600, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
>>> _minor_ is being dereferenced before it is null checked, hence there
>>> is a potential null pointer dereference. Fix this by moving the pointer
>>> dereference after _minor_ has been null checked.
>>>
>>> Fixes: 024ad8df763f ("drm/msm: add a5xx specific debugfs")
>>> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <garsilva@embeddedor.com>
>>> ---
>>>
>>> I wonder if a better solution for this would be to WARN_ON in case _minor_
>>> happens to be NULL and return -EINVAL, instead of just returning zero.
>>>
>>> Something like:
>>>
>>> struct drm_device *dev;
>>>
>>> if (WARN_ON(!minor)
>>> return -EINVAL;
>>>
>>> dev = minor->dev;
>>>
>>> What do you think?
>>
>> In my opinion everything in debugfs is optional. I'm not sure if it is even
>> possible for dev->primary, dev->render or dev->control to be NULL
>> from the DRM
>> core but if so I think the failure should be silent.
>>
>
> Don't have code in front of me atm, but I think this is one of those
> things you can hit both before and after we have the minor, depending
> on whether filesystem and fw are present when the driver loads or
> not.. so I don't think it should be a WARN_ON().
>

I get it. Then in this case this patch should work just fine.

Thank you both Jordan and Rob for the feedback.
--
Gustavo

> BR,
> -R
>
>
>> Jordan
>>>
>>> drivers/gpu/drm/msm/adreno/a5xx_debugfs.c | 4 +++-
>>> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/adreno/a5xx_debugfs.c
>>> b/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/adreno/a5xx_debugfs.c
>>> index 6b27941..059ec7d 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/adreno/a5xx_debugfs.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/adreno/a5xx_debugfs.c
>>> @@ -159,13 +159,15 @@ DEFINE_SIMPLE_ATTRIBUTE(reset_fops, NULL,
>>> reset_set, "%llx\n");
>>>
>>> int a5xx_debugfs_init(struct msm_gpu *gpu, struct drm_minor *minor)
>>> {
>>> - struct drm_device *dev = minor->dev;
>>> + struct drm_device *dev;
>>> struct dentry *ent;
>>> int ret;
>>>
>>> if (!minor)
>>> return 0;
>>>
>>> + dev = minor->dev;
>>> +
>>> ret = drm_debugfs_create_files(a5xx_debugfs_list,
>>> ARRAY_SIZE(a5xx_debugfs_list),
>>> minor->debugfs_root, minor);
>>> --
>>> 2.7.4
>>>
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