ACK / APPLIED[artful]: [PATCH][SRU Zesty] drivers/tty: 8250: only call fintek_8250_probe when doing port I/O

Seth Forshee seth.forshee at
Thu Jun 1 20:11:15 UTC 2017

On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 10:35:40AM -0600, dann frazier wrote:
> From: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at>
> BugLink:
> Commit fa01e2ca9f53 ("serial: 8250: Integrate Fintek into 8250_base")
> modified the probing logic for PNP0501 devices, to remove a collision
> between the generic 16550A driver and the Fintek driver, which reused
> the same ACPI _HID.
> The Fintek device probe is now incorporated into the common 8250 probe
> path, and gets called for all discovered 16550A compatible devices,
> including ones that are MMIO mapped rather than IO mapped. However,
> the Fintek driver assumes the port base is a I/O address, and proceeds
> to probe some arbitrary offsets above it.
> This is generally a wrong thing to do, but on ARM systems (having no
> native port I/O), this may result in faulting accesses of completely
> unrelated MMIO regions in the PCI I/O space. Given that this is at
> serial probe time, this results in hard to diagnose crashes at boot.
> So let's restrict the Fintek probe to devices that we know are using
> port I/O in the first place.
> Fixes: fa01e2ca9f53 ("serial: 8250: Integrate Fintek into 8250_base")
> Suggested-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at>
> Reviewed-by: Ricardo Ribalda <ricardo.ribalda at>
> Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at>
> Cc: stable <stable at>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at>
> (cherry picked from commit 4c4fc90964b1cf205a67df566cc82ea1731bcb00)
> Signed-off-by: dann frazier <dann.frazier at>

Clean cherry pick, straightforward bug fix.

Acked-by: Seth Forshee <seth.forshee at>

Also applied to artful/master-next.

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