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Subject[PATCH 4.9 14/61] powerpc/msi: Fix NULL pointer access in teardown code
4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Radu Rendec <>

commit 78e7b15e17ac175e7eed9e21c6f92d03d3b0a6fa upstream.

The arch_teardown_msi_irqs() function assumes that controller ops
pointers were already checked in arch_setup_msi_irqs(), but this
assumption is wrong: arch_teardown_msi_irqs() can be called even when
arch_setup_msi_irqs() returns an error (-ENOSYS).

This can happen in the following scenario:
- msi_capability_init() calls pci_msi_setup_msi_irqs()
- pci_msi_setup_msi_irqs() returns -ENOSYS
- msi_capability_init() notices the error and calls free_msi_irqs()
- free_msi_irqs() calls pci_msi_teardown_msi_irqs()

This is easier to see when CONFIG_PCI_MSI_IRQ_DOMAIN is not set and
pci_msi_setup_msi_irqs() and pci_msi_teardown_msi_irqs() are just
aliases to arch_setup_msi_irqs() and arch_teardown_msi_irqs().

The call to free_msi_irqs() upon pci_msi_setup_msi_irqs() failure
seems legit, as it does additional cleanup; e.g.
list_del(&entry->list) and kfree(entry) inside free_msi_irqs() do
happen (MSI descriptors are allocated before pci_msi_setup_msi_irqs()
is called and need to be cleaned up if that fails).

Fixes: 6b2fd7efeb88 ("PCI/MSI/PPC: Remove arch_msi_check_device()")
Cc: # v3.18+
Signed-off-by: Radu Rendec <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/powerpc/kernel/msi.c | 7 ++++++-
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/msi.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/msi.c
@@ -34,5 +34,10 @@ void arch_teardown_msi_irqs(struct pci_d
struct pci_controller *phb = pci_bus_to_host(dev->bus);

- phb->controller_ops.teardown_msi_irqs(dev);
+ /*
+ * We can be called even when arch_setup_msi_irqs() returns -ENOSYS,
+ * so check the pointer again.
+ */
+ if (phb->controller_ops.teardown_msi_irqs)
+ phb->controller_ops.teardown_msi_irqs(dev);

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