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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: greybus: fix fw is NULL but dereferenced.
On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 02:01:30PM +0530, Saurav Girepunje wrote:
> Fix the warning reported by cocci check.

What is "cocci check"?

> Changes:
>

Why add that line?

> In queue_work fw dereference before it actually get assigned.
> move queue_work before gb_bootrom_set_timeout.
>
> As gb_bootrom_get_firmware () return NEXT_REQ_READY_TO_BOOT
> only when there is no error and offset + size is actually equal
> to fw->size. So initialized next_request to NEXT_REQ_GET_FIRMWARE
> for return in other case.
>
> Signed-off-by: Saurav Girepunje <saurav.girepunje@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/staging/greybus/bootrom.c | 6 ++----
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

As Johan said, there are a lot of really bad "static checking"
tools out there that can not properly parse C code. Always verify by
hand what the tools said is wrong, really is an issue before sending a
patch out for something that is not correct. This looks like you need
to use a better tool.

greg k-h

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