[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "dmaengine: pl330: Fix NULL pointer dereference on probe failure" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Tue Oct 21 20:09:34 UTC 2014

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    dmaengine: pl330: Fix NULL pointer dereference on probe failure

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y.z tree, see



>From c26398955142d0650017f88e784e384957c5f3a8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Krzysztof Kozlowski <k.kozlowski at samsung.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:42:20 +0200
Subject: dmaengine: pl330: Fix NULL pointer dereference on probe failure

commit 0f5ebabdd03b471da1906f7edddc61ceb35cee02 upstream.

If dma_async_device_register() returns error and probe should clean up
and return error, a NULL pointer exception happens because of
dereference of not allocated channel thread:

Dmesg log (from early printk):
dma-pl330 12680000.pdma: unable to register DMAC
DMA pl330_control: removing pch: eeac4000, chan: eeac4014, thread:   (null)
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 0000000c
pgd = c0004000
[0000000c] *pgd=00000000
Internal error: Oops: 5 [#1] PREEMPT SMP ARM
Modules linked in:
CPU: 2 PID: 1 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 3.17.0-rc3-next-20140904-00005-g6cc4c1937d90-dirty #427
task: ee80a800 ti: ee888000 task.ti: ee888000
PC is at _stop+0x8/0x2c8
LR is at pl330_control+0x70/0x2e8
pc : [<c0205dc8>]    lr : [<c020623c>]    psr: 60000193
sp : ee889df8  ip : 00000002  fp : 00000000
r10: eeac4014  r9 : ee0e62bc  r8 : 00000000
r7 : eeac405c  r6 : 60000113  r5 : ee0e6210  r4 : eeac4000
r3 : 00000002  r2 : 00000002  r1 : 00010000  r0 : 00000000
Flags: nZCv  IRQs off  FIQs on  Mode SVC_32  ISA ARM  Segment kernel
Control: 10c5387d  Table: 4000404a  DAC: 00000015
Process swapper/0 (pid: 1, stack limit = 0xee888240)
Stack: (0xee889df8 to 0xee88a000)
9de0:                                                       00000002 eeac4000
9e00: ee0e6210 eeac4000 ee0e6210 60000113 eeac405c c020623c 00000000 c020725c
9e20: ee889e20 ee889e20 ee0e6210 eeac4080 00200200 00100100 eeac4014 00000020
9e40: ee0e6218 c0208374 00000000 ee9bb340 ee0e6210 00000000 00000000 c0605cd8
9e60: ee970000 c0605c84 ee9700f8 00000000 c05c4270 00000000 00000000 c0203b3c
9e80: ee970000 c06624a8 00000000 c0605c84 00000000 c023f890 ee970000 c0605c84
9ea0: ee970034 00000000 c05b23d0 c023fa3c 00000000 c0605c84 c023f9b0 c023e0d4
9ec0: ee947e78 ee9b9440 c0605c84 eea1e780 c0605acc c023f094 c0513b50 c0605c84
9ee0: c05ecbd8 c0605c84 c05ecbd8 ee11ba40 c0626500 c0240064 00000000 c05ecbd8
9f00: c05ecbd8 c0008964 c040f13c 0000009f c0626500 c057465c ee80a800 60000113
9f20: 00000000 c05efdb0 60000113 00000000 ef7fc89d c0421168 0000008f c003787c
9f40: c0573d6c 00000006 ef7fc8bb 00000006 c05efd50 ef7fc800 c05dfbc4 00000006
9f60: c05c4264 c0626500 0000008f c05c4270 c059b518 c059bcb4 00000006 00000006
9f80: c059b518 c003c08c 00000000 c040091c 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
9fa0: 00000000 c0400924 00000000 c000e7b8 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
9fc0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
9fe0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000013 00000000 c0c0c0c0 c0c0c0c0
[<c0205dc8>] (_stop) from [<c020623c>] (pl330_control+0x70/0x2e8)
[<c020623c>] (pl330_control) from [<c0208374>] (pl330_probe+0x594/0x75c)
[<c0208374>] (pl330_probe) from [<c0203b3c>] (amba_probe+0xb8/0x120)
[<c0203b3c>] (amba_probe) from [<c023f890>] (driver_probe_device+0x10c/0x22c)
[<c023f890>] (driver_probe_device) from [<c023fa3c>] (__driver_attach+0x8c/0x90)
[<c023fa3c>] (__driver_attach) from [<c023e0d4>] (bus_for_each_dev+0x54/0x88)
[<c023e0d4>] (bus_for_each_dev) from [<c023f094>] (bus_add_driver+0xd4/0x1d0)
[<c023f094>] (bus_add_driver) from [<c0240064>] (driver_register+0x78/0xf4)
[<c0240064>] (driver_register) from [<c0008964>] (do_one_initcall+0x80/0x1d0)
[<c0008964>] (do_one_initcall) from [<c059bcb4>] (kernel_init_freeable+0x108/0x1d4)
[<c059bcb4>] (kernel_init_freeable) from [<c0400924>] (kernel_init+0x8/0xec)
[<c0400924>] (kernel_init) from [<c000e7b8>] (ret_from_fork+0x14/0x3c)
Code: e5813010 e12fff1e e92d40f0 e24dd00c (e590200c)
---[ end trace c94b2f4f38dff3bf ]---

This happens because the necessary resources were not yet allocated - no
call to pl330_alloc_chan_resources().

Terminate the thread and free channel resource only if channel thread is not NULL.

Signed-off-by: Krzysztof Kozlowski <k.kozlowski at samsung.com>
Fixes: 0b94c5771705 ("DMA: PL330: Add check if device tree compatible")
Reviewed-by: Lars-Peter Clausen <lars at metafoo.de>
Signed-off-by: Vinod Koul <vinod.koul at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/dma/pl330.c | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/dma/pl330.c b/drivers/dma/pl330.c
index 536632f..df7fabb 100644
--- a/drivers/dma/pl330.c
+++ b/drivers/dma/pl330.c
@@ -3047,8 +3047,10 @@ probe_err3:

 		/* Flush the channel */
-		pl330_control(&pch->chan, DMA_TERMINATE_ALL, 0);
-		pl330_free_chan_resources(&pch->chan);
+		if (pch->thread) {
+			pl330_control(&pch->chan, DMA_TERMINATE_ALL, 0);
+			pl330_free_chan_resources(&pch->chan);
+		}

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