[PATCH 3.13 068/151] mfd: max8997: Fix possible NULL pointer dereference on i2c_new_dummy error

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Fri May 2 15:37:36 UTC 2014 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Krzysztof Kozlowski <k.kozlowski at samsung.com>

commit 97dc4ed3fa377ec91bb60ba98b70d645c2099384 upstream.

During probe the driver allocates dummy I2C devices for RTC, haptic and
MUIC with i2c_new_dummy() but it does not check the return value of this

In case of error (i2c_new_device(): memory allocation failure or I2C
address cannot be used) this function returns NULL which is later used
by i2c_unregister_device().

If i2c_new_dummy() fails for RTC, haptic or MUIC devices, fail also the
probe for main MFD driver.

Signed-off-by: Krzysztof Kozlowski <k.kozlowski at samsung.com>
Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <lee.jones at linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/mfd/max8997.c | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/mfd/max8997.c b/drivers/mfd/max8997.c
index 791aea3..0f87e17 100644
--- a/drivers/mfd/max8997.c
+++ b/drivers/mfd/max8997.c
@@ -218,10 +218,26 @@ static int max8997_i2c_probe(struct i2c_client *i2c,
 	max8997->rtc = i2c_new_dummy(i2c->adapter, I2C_ADDR_RTC);
+	if (!max8997->rtc) {
+		dev_err(max8997->dev, "Failed to allocate I2C device for RTC\n");
+		return -ENODEV;
+	}
 	i2c_set_clientdata(max8997->rtc, max8997);
 	max8997->haptic = i2c_new_dummy(i2c->adapter, I2C_ADDR_HAPTIC);
+	if (!max8997->haptic) {
+		dev_err(max8997->dev, "Failed to allocate I2C device for Haptic\n");
+		ret = -ENODEV;
+		goto err_i2c_haptic;
+	}
 	i2c_set_clientdata(max8997->haptic, max8997);
 	max8997->muic = i2c_new_dummy(i2c->adapter, I2C_ADDR_MUIC);
+	if (!max8997->muic) {
+		dev_err(max8997->dev, "Failed to allocate I2C device for MUIC\n");
+		ret = -ENODEV;
+		goto err_i2c_muic;
+	}
 	i2c_set_clientdata(max8997->muic, max8997);
@@ -248,7 +264,9 @@ static int max8997_i2c_probe(struct i2c_client *i2c,
 	return ret;

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