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SubjectRe: [PATCH] USB: core: of: Check device_node before parsing in usb_of_get_child_node()
On Mon, 15 Aug 2016, Greg KH wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 11:31:10AM -0700, Vaibhav Hiremath wrote:
> > In case of HUB devices connected to USB ports, we may not have DT
> > node representing it inside USB, and when devices connected to hub
> > gets enumerated, call to usb_of_get_child_node() leads to NULL pointer
> > dereference.
> Really? That seems messed up.
> > In the usecase we have, where EHCI port is connected to USB HUB
> > device, and downward ports of HUB are connected to further USB
> > devices. When those devices gets enumerated, in order,
> > 1. USB HUB ->
> > -> Call to usb_of_get_child_node() is OK, as
> > parent->dev.of_node is pointing to host node.
> > 2. Devices connected to downward port of USB HUB
> > -> Call to usb_of_get_child_node() leads to NULL
> > pointer dereference as parent->dev.of_node = NULL,
> > as USB HUB DTS node may be empty.
> Why is the hub DTS empty? Shouldn't that be the fix here?

It's empty because there's no DT entry for the hub. That's normal;
most USB devices aren't represented in DT because they aren't part of
the original system -- they are added plugged in later.

Or, it's possible that the hub _is_ part of the original system and it
was left out of the DT database.

Alan Stern

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