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Subject[PATCH] tracing: Fix a potential NULL dereference
We forgot to set the error code on this path so we return ERR_PTR(0)
which is NULL. It results in a NULL dereference in the caller.

Fixes: 100719dcef44 ("tracing: Add simple expression support to hist triggers")
Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <>

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c b/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c
index 4f027642ceef..a02bc09d765a 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c
@@ -2776,6 +2776,7 @@ static struct hist_field *parse_expr(struct hist_trigger_data *hist_data,
expr->fn = hist_field_plus;
+ ret = -EINVAL;
goto free;

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