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Subject[PATCH 4.4 157/266] ASoC: Intel: avoid Oops if DMA setup fails
From: Ross Zwisler <>

commit 0efa3334d65b7f421ba12382dfa58f6ff5bf83c4 upstream.

Currently in sst_dsp_new() if we get an error return from sst_dma_new()
we just print an error message and then still complete the function
successfully. This means that we are trying to run without sst->dma
properly set up, which will result in NULL pointer dereference when
sst->dma is later used. This was happening for me in

struct sst_dma *dma = dsp->dma;
dma->ch = dma_request_channel(mask, dma_chan_filter, dsp);

This resulted in:

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000018
IP: sst_dsp_dma_get_channel+0x4f/0x125 [snd_soc_sst_firmware]

Fix this by adding proper error handling for the case where we fail to
set up DMA.

This change only affects Haswell and Broadwell systems. Baytrail
systems explicilty opt-out of DMA via sst->pdata->resindex_dma_base
being set to -1.

Signed-off-by: Ross Zwisler <>
Acked-by: Pierre-Louis Bossart <>
Signed-off-by: Mark Brown <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

sound/soc/intel/common/sst-dsp.c | 8 ++++++--
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/sound/soc/intel/common/sst-dsp.c
+++ b/sound/soc/intel/common/sst-dsp.c
@@ -463,11 +463,15 @@ struct sst_dsp *sst_dsp_new(struct devic
goto irq_err;

err = sst_dma_new(sst);
- if (err)
- dev_warn(dev, "sst_dma_new failed %d\n", err);
+ if (err) {
+ dev_err(dev, "sst_dma_new failed %d\n", err);
+ goto dma_err;
+ }

return sst;

+ free_irq(sst->irq, sst);
if (sst->ops->free)

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