[3.19.y-ckt stable] Patch "drm/i915/fbdev: Fix num_connector references in intel_fb_initial_config()" has been added to the 3.19.y-ckt tree

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Wed Jul 6 21:00:56 UTC 2016

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

    drm/i915/fbdev: Fix num_connector references in intel_fb_initial_config()

to the linux-3.19.y-queue branch of the 3.19.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.19.8-ckt23.

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

For more information about the 3.19.y-ckt tree, see



>From b97f3611b7f62e015a88f0aaf110e7bbf69cf2f4 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Lyude <cpaul at redhat.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 10:56:58 -0400
Subject: drm/i915/fbdev: Fix num_connector references in

commit 14a3842a1d5945067d1dd0788f314e14d5b18e5b upstream.

During boot time, MST devices usually send a ton of hotplug events
irregardless of whether or not any physical hotplugs actually occurred.
Hotplugs mean connectors being created/destroyed, and the number of DRM
connectors changing under us. This isn't a problem if we use
fb_helper->connector_count since we only set it once in the code,
however if we use num_connector from struct drm_mode_config we risk it's
value changing under us. On top of that, there's even a chance that
dev->mode_config.num_connector != fb_helper->connector_count. If the
number of connectors happens to increase under us, we'll end up using
the wrong array size for memcpy and start writing beyond the actual
length of the array, occasionally resulting in kernel panics.

Note: This is just polish for 4.7, Dave Airlie's drm_connector
refcounting fixed these bugs for real. But it's good enough duct-tape
for stable kernel backporting, since backporting the refcounting
changes is way too invasive.

Signed-off-by: Lyude <cpaul at redhat.com>
[danvet: Clarify why we need this.]
Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
Link: http://patchwork.freedesktop.org/patch/msgid/1463065021-18280-2-git-send-email-cpaul@redhat.com
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_fbdev.c | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_fbdev.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_fbdev.c
index 850cf7d..f6a76a5 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_fbdev.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_fbdev.c
@@ -336,12 +336,12 @@ static bool intel_fb_initial_config(struct drm_fb_helper *fb_helper,
 	uint64_t conn_configured = 0, mask;
 	int pass = 0;

-	save_enabled = kcalloc(dev->mode_config.num_connector, sizeof(bool),
+	save_enabled = kcalloc(fb_helper->connector_count, sizeof(bool),
 	if (!save_enabled)
 		return false;

-	memcpy(save_enabled, enabled, dev->mode_config.num_connector);
+	memcpy(save_enabled, enabled, fb_helper->connector_count);
 	mask = (1 << fb_helper->connector_count) - 1;
 	for (i = 0; i < fb_helper->connector_count; i++) {
@@ -480,7 +480,7 @@ retry:
 	if (fallback) {
 		DRM_DEBUG_KMS("Not using firmware configuration\n");
-		memcpy(enabled, save_enabled, dev->mode_config.num_connector);
+		memcpy(enabled, save_enabled, fb_helper->connector_count);
 		return false;

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