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From: Johan Hovold <>
To: Samuel Ortiz <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>
	Dan Carpenter <>,
	Johan Hovold <>, stable <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NFC: fix device-allocation error return
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:32:28 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20170722133228.GE2729@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, Jul 09, 2017 at 01:08:58PM +0200, Johan Hovold wrote:
> A recent change fixing NFC device allocation itself introduced an
> error-handling bug by returning an error pointer in case device-id
> allocation failed. This is clearly broken as the callers still expected
> NULL to be returned on errors as detected by Dan's static checker.
> Fix this up by returning NULL in the event that we've run out of memory
> when allocating a new device id.
> Note that the offending commit is marked for stable (3.8) so this fix
> needs to be backported along with it.
> Fixes: 20777bc57c34 ("NFC: fix broken device allocation")
> Cc: stable <>	# 3.8
> Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <>
> Signed-off-by: Johan Hovold <>

Samuel or David,

Could you apply this follow-up fix so that it can be backported along
with the offending commit (which was just added to the stable queues)?

We would only hit this error path if an ida allocation fails due to OOM;
so while this is not critical, it would still be nice to get it fixed.


  reply	other threads:[~2017-07-22 13:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-07-09 11:08 [PATCH] NFC: fix device-allocation error return Johan Hovold
2017-07-22 13:32 ` Johan Hovold [this message]
2017-08-28  8:39   ` Johan Hovold
2017-11-05 23:54 ` Samuel Ortiz

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