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SubjectRe: [PATCH] clk: check ops pointer on clock register
On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 8:03 PM, Stephen Boyd <sboyd@codeaurora.org> wrote:
> On 12/18, Jerome Brunet wrote:
>> Nothing really prevents a provider from (trying to) register a clock
>> without providing the clock ops structure.
>>
>> We do check the individual fields before using them, but not the
>> structure pointer itself. This may have the usual nasty consequences when
>> the pointer is dereferenced, mostly likely when checking one the field
>> during the initialization.
>
> Yes, that nasty consequence should be a kernel oops, and the
> developer should notice that before submitting the driver for
> inclusion. I don't think we really care to return an error here
> if this happens.

+1

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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