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Subject[PATCH 5.2 54/94] clk: Fix potential NULL dereference in clk_fetch_parent_index()
[ Upstream commit 24876f09a7dfe36a82f53d304d8c1bceb3257a0f ]

Don't compare the parent clock name with a NULL name in the
clk_parent_map. This prevents a kernel crash when passing NULL
core->parents[i].name to strcmp().

An example which triggered this is a mux clock with four parents when
each of them is referenced in the clock driver using
clk_parent_data.fw_name and then calling clk_set_parent(clk, 3rd_parent)
on this mux.
In this case the first parent is also the HW default so
core->parents[i].hw is populated when the clock is registered. Calling
clk_set_parent(clk, 3rd_parent) will then go through all parents and
skip the first parent because it's hw pointer doesn't match. For the
second parent no hw pointer is cached yet and clk_core_get(core, 1)
returns a non-matching pointer (which is correct because we are comparing
the second with the third parent). Comparing the result of
clk_core_get(core, 2) with the requested parent gives a match. However
we don't reach this point because right after the clk_core_get(core, 1)
mismatch the old code tried to !strcmp(parent->name, NULL) (where the
second argument is actually core->parents[i].name, but that was never
populated by the clock driver).

Signed-off-by: Martin Blumenstingl <>
Fixes: fc0c209c147f ("clk: Allow parents to be specified without string names")
Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/clk/clk.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk.c b/drivers/clk/clk.c
index 498cd7bbe8984..3a4961dc58313 100644
--- a/drivers/clk/clk.c
+++ b/drivers/clk/clk.c
@@ -1657,7 +1657,8 @@ static int clk_fetch_parent_index(struct clk_core *core,

/* Fallback to comparing globally unique names */
- if (!strcmp(parent->name, core->parents[i].name))
+ if (core->parents[i].name &&
+ !strcmp(parent->name, core->parents[i].name))


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