[PATCH 3.13 071/151] mfd: max8925: Fix possible NULL pointer dereference on i2c_new_dummy error

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Fri May 2 15:37:39 UTC 2014 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


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

commit 96cf3dedc491d2f1f66cc26217f2b06b0c7b6797 upstream.

During probe the driver allocates dummy I2C devices for RTC and ADC
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 or ADC 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/max8925-i2c.c | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.c b/drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.c
index 176aa26..a83eed5 100644
--- a/drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.c
+++ b/drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.c
@@ -181,9 +181,18 @@ static int max8925_probe(struct i2c_client *client,
 	chip->rtc = i2c_new_dummy(chip->i2c->adapter, RTC_I2C_ADDR);
+	if (!chip->rtc) {
+		dev_err(chip->dev, "Failed to allocate I2C device for RTC\n");
+		return -ENODEV;
+	}
 	i2c_set_clientdata(chip->rtc, chip);
 	chip->adc = i2c_new_dummy(chip->i2c->adapter, ADC_I2C_ADDR);
+	if (!chip->adc) {
+		dev_err(chip->dev, "Failed to allocate I2C device for ADC\n");
+		i2c_unregister_device(chip->rtc);
+		return -ENODEV;
+	}
 	i2c_set_clientdata(chip->adc, chip);
 	device_init_wakeup(&client->dev, 1);

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