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Date:   Thu, 30 Apr 2020 17:56:09 -0700
From:   Prashant Malani <pmalani@...omium.org>
To:     Daniil Lunev <dlunev@...omium.org>
Cc:     Enric Balletbo i Serra <enric.balletbo@...labora.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Benson Leung <bleung@...omium.org>,
        Guenter Roeck <groeck@...omium.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] platform/chrome: cros_ec_typec: Handle NULL EC pointer
 during probe.

Hi Daniil,

On Fri, May 01, 2020 at 10:15:18AM +1000, Daniil Lunev wrote:
> On the official revision of coreboot for hatch it doesn't even try to
> load Type C. However it gives some warning messages from
> cros-usbpd-notify-acpi about EC, So I wonder why the check of the same
> type is not appropriate in the typec driver?

I think the difference is that GOOG0003 is already present on shipped /
official versions of coreboot (so not having that check can cause
existing release images/devices to crash), whereas for GOOG0014 that is / isn't the case.

Is GOOG0014 present on the official release coreboot image for this
device? If so, what's its path (/sys/bus/acpi/devices/<HID>/path) ?

Best regards,

-Prashant
> 
> ../chrome/cros_usbpd_notify.c
> 
> /* Get the EC device pointer needed to talk to the EC. */
> ec_dev = dev_get_drvdata(dev->parent);
> if (!ec_dev) {
> /*
> * We continue even for older devices which don't have the
> * correct device heirarchy, namely, GOOG0003 is a child
> * of GOOG0004.
> */
> dev_warn(dev, "Couldn't get Chrome EC device pointer.\n");
> }
> 
> 
> # dmesg
> ...
> [    8.513351] cros-ec-spi spi-PRP0001:02: EC failed to respond in time
> [    8.722072] cros-ec-spi spi-PRP0001:02: EC failed to respond in time
> [    8.729271] cros-ec-spi spi-PRP0001:02: Cannot identify the EC: error -110
> [    8.736966] cros-ec-spi spi-PRP0001:02: cannot register EC,
> fallback to spidev
> [    8.767017] cros_ec_lpcs GOOG0004:00: Chrome EC device registered
> [    8.807537] cros-usbpd-notify-acpi GOOG0003:00: Couldn't get Chrome
> EC device pointer.
> ...
> 
> On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 2:17 AM Prashant Malani <pmalani@...omium.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Enric,
> >
> > On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 8:26 AM Enric Balletbo i Serra
> > <enric.balletbo@...labora.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Prashant,
> > >
> > > On 30/4/20 2:43, Prashant Malani wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 5:38 PM Daniil Lunev <dlunev@...omium.org> wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >> [to make it appear on the mailing list as I didn't realize I was in
> > > >> hypertext sending mode]
> > > >>
> > > >> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 10:11 AM Daniil Lunev <dlunev@...omium.org> wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Hi Enric.
> > > >>> I encountered the issue on a Hatch device when trying running 5.4 kernel on that. After talking to Prashant it seems that any device with coreboot built before a certain point (a particular fix for device hierarchy in ACPI tables of Chrome devices which happened in mid-April) will not be able to correctly initialize the driver and will get a kernel panic trying to do so.
> > > >
> > > > A clarifying detail here: This should not be seen in any current
> > > > *production* device. No prod device firmware will carry the erroneous
> > > > ACPI device entry.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Thanks for the clarification. Then, I don't think we need to upstream this. This
> > > kind of "defensive-programming" it's not something that should matter to upstream.
> >
> > Actually, on second thought, I am not 100% sure about this:
> > Daniil, is the erroneous ACPI device on a *production* firmware for
> > this device (I'm not sure about the vintage of that device's BIOS)?
> >
> > My apologies for the confusion, Enric and Daniil; but would be good to
> > get clarification from Daniil.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >  Enric
> > >
> > >
> > > >>> Thanks,
> > > >>> Daniil
> > > >>>
> > > >>> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 7:58 AM Enric Balletbo i Serra <enric.balletbo@...labora.com> wrote:
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Hi Daniil,
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Thank you for the patch.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> On 28/4/20 3:02, Daniil Lunev wrote:
> > > >>>>> Missing EC in device hierarchy causes NULL pointer to be returned to the
> > > >>>>> probe function which leads to NULL pointer dereference when trying to
> > > >>>>> send a command to the EC. This can be the case if the device is missing
> > > >>>>> or incorrectly configured in the firmware blob. Even if the situation
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> There is any production device with a buggy firmware outside? Or this is just
> > > >>>> for defensive programming while developing the firmware? Which device is
> > > >>>> affected for this issue?
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Thanks,
> > > >>>>  Enric
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>> occures, the driver shall not cause a kernel panic as the condition is
> > > >>>>> not critical for the system functions.
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>> Signed-off-by: Daniil Lunev <dlunev@...omium.org>
> > > >>>>> ---
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>  drivers/platform/chrome/cros_ec_typec.c | 5 +++++
> > > >>>>>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>> diff --git a/drivers/platform/chrome/cros_ec_typec.c b/drivers/platform/chrome/cros_ec_typec.c
> > > >>>>> index 874269c07073..30d99c930445 100644
> > > >>>>> --- a/drivers/platform/chrome/cros_ec_typec.c
> > > >>>>> +++ b/drivers/platform/chrome/cros_ec_typec.c
> > > >>>>> @@ -301,6 +301,11 @@ static int cros_typec_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>       typec->dev = dev;
> > > >>>>>       typec->ec = dev_get_drvdata(pdev->dev.parent);
> > > >>>>> +     if (!typec->ec) {
> > > >>>>> +             dev_err(dev, "Failed to get Cros EC data\n");
> > > >>>>> +             return -EINVAL;
> > > >>>>> +     }
> > > >>>>> +
> > > >>>>>       platform_set_drvdata(pdev, typec);
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>       ret = cros_typec_get_cmd_version(typec);
> > > >>>>>

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