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Date:	Thu, 5 Jun 2008 17:42:58 +0200
From:	Laurent Pinchart <>
Cc:	Ben Dooks <>
Subject: DM9000 issue with mem resource management

Hi everybody,

I ran into a resource-related bug in the DM9000 driver.

When the platform device has only 2 resources, dm9000_probe() doesn't set 
db->irq_res, which results in a segfault when the pointer gets dereferenced 
in dm9000_open().

I tried to fix the issue, and found out that the resource management code is 
quite broken.

If I understand things correctly, specifying 3 resources makes the DM9000 
driver ioremap() the memory, while specifying 2 resources implies that the 
platform code already ioremap()ed the memory. Is that right ?

If so, why does dm9000_probe() call request_mem_region() on ioremap()ed 
memory ?

Wouldn't it also be simpler to use release_mem_region() in 
dm9000_release_board() instead of release_resource() + kfree() ?

I'd be grateful if someone could confirm my assumptions. I'll then submit a 
patch to fix those issues.

Best regards,

Laurent Pinchart
CSE Semaphore Belgium

Chaussee de Bruxelles, 732A
B-1410 Waterloo

T +32 (2) 387 42 59
F +32 (2) 387 42 75

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