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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:19:05 +0100
From:   SF Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        linux-serial@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
        "Guilherme G. Piccoli" <gpiccoli@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        Jiri Slaby <jslaby@...e.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: jsm_tty: Fix a possible null pointer dereference in two functions

>> It's pretty unlikely, but it is an actual defect.
> 
> No it is not, those variables will never be set to NULL,
> so this can never be triggered.  Walk up the call chain.

If the involved software developers are convinced about the validity
of this pointer:

How do you think about to delete the following condition check
instead in the discussed function implementations?

	if (!ch)
		return;


Regards,
Markus

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