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Date:	Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:26:05 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Tang Chen <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.14 065/114] ACPI / hotplug: Check scan handlers in acpi_scan_hot_remove()

3.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Tang Chen <>

commit dee1592638ab7ea35a32179b73f9284dead49c03 upstream.

When ACPI_HOTPLUG_MEMORY is not configured, memory_device_handler.attach
is not set.  In acpi_scan_attach_handler(), the acpi_device->handler will
not be initialized.

In acpi_scan_hot_remove(), it doesn't check if acpi_device->handler is NULL.
If we do memory hot-remove without ACPI_HOTPLUG_MEMORY configured, the kernel
will panic.

 BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000088
 IP: [<ffffffff813e318f>] acpi_device_hotplug+0x1d7/0x4c4
 PGD 0
 Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
 Modules linked in: sd_mod(E) sr_mod(E) cdrom(E) crc_t10dif(E) crct10dif_common(E) ata_piix(E) libata(E)
 CPU: 0 PID: 41 Comm: kworker/u2:1 Tainted: G            E 3.16.0-rc7--3.16-rc7-tangchen+ #20
 Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS 04/01/2014
 Workqueue: kacpi_hotplug acpi_hotplug_work_fn
 task: ffff8800182436c0 ti: ffff880018254000 task.ti: ffff880018254000
 RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff813e318f>]  [<ffffffff813e318f>] acpi_device_hotplug+0x1d7/0x4c4
 RSP: 0000:ffff880018257da8  EFLAGS: 00000246
 RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff88001cd8d800 RCX: 0000000000000000
 RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff88001e40e6f8 RDI: 0000000000000246
 RBP: ffff880018257df0 R08: 0000000000000096 R09: 00000000000011a0
 R10: 63735f6970636120 R11: 725f746f685f6e61 R12: 0000000000000003
 R13: ffff88001cc1c400 R14: ffff88001e062028 R15: 0000000000000040
 FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff88001e400000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
 CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 000000008005003b
 CR2: 0000000000000088 CR3: 000000001a9a2000 CR4: 00000000000006f0
 DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
 DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 0000000000000000 DR7: 0000000000000000
  00000000523cab58 ffff88001cd8d9f8 ffff88001852d480 00000000523cab58
  ffff88001852d480 ffff880018221e40 ffff88001cc1c400 ffff88001cce2d00
  0000000000000040 ffff880018257e08 ffffffff813dc31d ffff88001852d480
 Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff813dc31d>] acpi_hotplug_work_fn+0x1e/0x29
  [<ffffffff8108eefb>] process_one_work+0x17b/0x460
  [<ffffffff8108f69d>] worker_thread+0x11d/0x5b0
  [<ffffffff8108f580>] ? rescuer_thread+0x3a0/0x3a0
  [<ffffffff81096811>] kthread+0xe1/0x100
  [<ffffffff81096730>] ? kthread_create_on_node+0x1a0/0x1a0
  [<ffffffff816cc6bc>] ret_from_fork+0x7c/0xb0
  [<ffffffff81096730>] ? kthread_create_on_node+0x1a0/0x1a0

This patch fixes this problem by checking if acpi_device->handler is NULL
in acpi_scan_hot_remove().

Fixes: d22ddcbc4fb7 (ACPI / hotplug: Add demand_offline hotplug profile flag)
Signed-off-by: Tang Chen <>
[rjw: Subject]
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 drivers/acpi/scan.c |    3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/acpi/scan.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/scan.c
@@ -329,7 +329,8 @@ static int acpi_scan_hot_remove(struct a
 	unsigned long long sta;
 	acpi_status status;
-	if (device->handler->hotplug.demand_offline && !acpi_force_hot_remove) {
+	if (device->handler && device->handler->hotplug.demand_offline
+	    && !acpi_force_hot_remove) {
 		if (!acpi_scan_is_offline(device, true))
 			return -EBUSY;
 	} else {

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