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Date:   Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:06:05 +0200
From:   Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>
To:     Jacek Anaszewski <jacek.anaszewski@...il.com>
Cc:     Kangjie Lu <kjlu@....edu>, pakki001@....edu,
        Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@....fi>, Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>,
        linux-leds@...r.kernel.org,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] leds: fix a potential NULL pointer dereference

Hi Jacek,

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 9:40 PM Jacek Anaszewski
<jacek.anaszewski@...il.com> wrote:
> On 3/9/19 7:04 AM, Kangjie Lu wrote:
> > In case of_match_device cannot find a match, the fixes returns
> > -EINVAL to avoid NULL pointer dereference.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Kangjie Lu <kjlu@....edu>
> > ---
> >   drivers/leds/leds-pca9532.c | 8 ++++++--
> >   1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/leds/leds-pca9532.c b/drivers/leds/leds-pca9532.c
> > index 7fea18b0c15d..4b0335591728 100644
> > --- a/drivers/leds/leds-pca9532.c
> > +++ b/drivers/leds/leds-pca9532.c
> > @@ -513,6 +513,7 @@ static int pca9532_probe(struct i2c_client *client,
> >       const struct i2c_device_id *id)
> >   {
> >       int devid;
> > +     const struct of_device_id *of_id;
> >       struct pca9532_data *data = i2c_get_clientdata(client);
> >       struct pca9532_platform_data *pca9532_pdata =
> >                       dev_get_platdata(&client->dev);
> > @@ -528,8 +529,11 @@ static int pca9532_probe(struct i2c_client *client,
> >                       dev_err(&client->dev, "no platform data\n");
> >                       return -EINVAL;
> >               }
> > -             devid = (int)(uintptr_t)of_match_device(
> > -                     of_pca9532_leds_match, &client->dev)->data;
> > +             of_id = of_match_device(of_pca9532_leds_match,
> > +                             &client->dev);
> > +             if (unlikely(!of_id))

Use of unlikey() is frowned upon.
Moreover, this cannot happen, as pca9532_of_populate_pdata() already
contains a similar check.

Kangjie: please stop submitting patches for missing checks, without
investigating if the failures can actually happen. Thanks!

> > +                     return -EINVAL;
> > +             devid = (int)of_id->data;
> >       } else {
> >               devid = id->driver_data;
> >       }
>
>
> Applied to the for-5.2 branch of linux-leds.git.

And also as a fix for v5.1...

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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