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Date:   Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:27:51 +0100
From:   Colin Ian King <>
To:     Steve Longerbeam <>,
        Philipp Zabel <>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Shawn Guo <>,
        Rui Miguel Silva <>,,,
Cc:     "" <>
Subject: re: media: staging/imx: Improve pipeline searching (bug report)


Static analysis with Coverity on Linux next has found a potential issue
with the following commit:

commit 3ef46bc97ca2c918b7657a08220c7340a9bb07a2
Author: Steve Longerbeam <>
Date:   Fri May 10 17:50:11 2019 -0400

    media: staging/imx: Improve pipeline searching

The issue is in drivers/staging/media/imx/imx-media-utils.c in function

        struct media_pad *pad = NULL;

pad is assigned a NULL

        struct video_device *vfd;
        struct v4l2_subdev *sd;

        if (grp_id && is_media_entity_v4l2_subdev(start)) {
                sd = media_entity_to_v4l2_subdev(start);
                if (sd->grp_id & grp_id)
                        return &sd->entity;
        } else if (buftype && is_media_entity_v4l2_video_device(start)) {
                vfd = media_entity_to_video_device(pad->entity);

..and above the null pad is being dereferenced causing a kernel oops.

                if (buftype == vfd->queue->type)
                        return &vfd->entity;


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