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Date:   Wed, 17 Jun 2020 20:11:46 -0400
From:   Gaurav Singh <>
To:, Tony Luck <>,
        Fenghua Yu <>, (open list:IA64 (Itanium) PLATFORM), (open list)
Subject: [PATCH] ia64: Add null pointer check for task in default_handler

If the task is NULL and the if condition is true 
then task->pid would cause null pointer dereference. 
Fix this by adding additional null check.

Signed-off-by: Gaurav Singh <>
 arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon_default_smpl.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon_default_smpl.c b/arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon_default_smpl.c
index a40c56020fc5..2732b4cf4296 100644
--- a/arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon_default_smpl.c
+++ b/arch/ia64/kernel/perfmon_default_smpl.c
@@ -111,7 +111,7 @@ default_handler(struct task_struct *task, void *buf, pfm_ovfl_arg_t *arg, struct
 	unsigned char ovfl_notify;
 	if (unlikely(buf == NULL || arg == NULL|| regs == NULL || task == NULL)) {
-		DPRINT(("[%d] invalid arguments buf=%p arg=%p\n", task->pid, buf, arg));
+		DPRINT(("[%d] invalid arguments buf=%p arg=%p\n", task? task->pid : -1, buf, arg));
 		return -EINVAL;

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