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SubjectRe: [Patch] media: ti-vpe: cal: fix a kernel oops when unloading module
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On 04/03/2020 10:40, Tomi Valkeinen wrote:
> On 03/03/2020 19:26, Benoit Parrot wrote:
>> After the switch to use v4l2_async_notifier_add_subdev() and
>> v4l2_async_notifier_cleanup(), unloading the ti_cal module would casue a
>> kernel oops.
>>
>> This was root cause to the fact that v4l2_async_notifier_cleanup() tries
>> to kfree the asd pointer passed into v4l2_async_notifier_add_subdev().
>>
>> In our case the asd reference was from a statically allocated struct.
>> So in effect v4l2_async_notifier_cleanup() was trying to free a pointer
>> that was not kalloc.
>>
>> So here we switch to using a kzalloc struct instead of a static one.
>>
>> Fixes: d079f94c9046 ("media: platform: Switch to v4l2_async_notifier_add_subdev")
>>
>> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
>> Signed-off-by: Benoit Parrot <bparrot@ti.com>
>> ---
>>   drivers/media/platform/ti-vpe/cal.c | 7 ++++---
>>   1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/media/platform/ti-vpe/cal.c b/drivers/media/platform/ti-vpe/cal.c
>> index 6d4cbb8782ed..18fe2cb9dd17 100644
>> --- a/drivers/media/platform/ti-vpe/cal.c
>> +++ b/drivers/media/platform/ti-vpe/cal.c
>> @@ -372,8 +372,6 @@ struct cal_ctx {
>>       struct v4l2_subdev    *sensor;
>>       struct v4l2_fwnode_endpoint    endpoint;
>> -    struct v4l2_async_subdev asd;
>> -
>>       struct v4l2_fh        fh;
>>       struct cal_dev        *dev;
>>       struct cc_data        *cc;
>> @@ -2032,7 +2030,6 @@ static int of_cal_create_instance(struct cal_ctx *ctx, int inst)
>>       parent = pdev->dev.of_node;
>> -    asd = &ctx->asd;
>>       endpoint = &ctx->endpoint;
>>       ep_node = NULL;
>> @@ -2040,6 +2037,10 @@ static int of_cal_create_instance(struct cal_ctx *ctx, int inst)
>>       sensor_node = NULL;
>>       ret = -EINVAL;
>> +    asd = kzalloc(sizeof(*asd), GFP_KERNEL);
>> +    if (!asd)
>> +        goto cleanup_exit;
>> +
>>       ctx_dbg(3, ctx, "Scanning Port node for csi2 port: %d\n", inst);
>>       for (index = 0; index < CAL_NUM_CSI2_PORTS; index++) {
>>           port = of_get_next_port(parent, port);
>>
>
> Thanks, this fixes the crash for me.
>
> It does look a bit odd that something is allocated with kzalloc, and then it's freed somewhere
> inside v4l2_async_notifier_cleanup, though. But if that's how it supposed to be used, looks fine to me.

Well, sent that a few seconds too early... With this patch, I see kmemleaks.

Tomi

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