[linux-dvb] [PATCH] [resent] cx88-dvb: Fix Oops in case i2c bus failed to register

Matthias Schwarzott zzam at gentoo.org
Fri Oct 24 12:47:07 CEST 2008


@Mauro: Please pull this patch
There already is an report at kernel bugzilla about this issue: 

When enabling extra checks for the i2c-bus of cx88 based cards by
loading i2c_algo_bit with bit_test=1 this may trigger an oops
when loading cx88_dvb.

This is caused by the extra check code that detects that the
sda-line is stuck high and thus does not register the i2c-bus.

cx88-dvb however does not check if the i2c-bus is valid and just
uses core->i2c_adap to attach dvb frontend modules.
This leads to an oops at the first call to i2c_transfer:

# modprobe i2c_algo_bit bit_test=1
# modprobe cx8802

cx88/2: cx2388x MPEG-TS Driver Manager version 0.0.6 loaded
cx88[0]: quirk: PCIPCI_NATOMA -- set TBFX
cx88[0]: subsystem: 0070:9202, board: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus DVB-S 
[card=37,autodetected], frontend(s): 1
cx88[0]: TV tuner type 4, Radio tuner type -1
cx88[0]: SDA stuck high!
cx88[0]: i2c register FAILED
input: cx88 IR (Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus  as /class/input/input5
cx88[0]/2: cx2388x 8802 Driver Manager
cx88-mpeg driver manager 0000:00:10.2: enabling device (0154 -> 0156)
cx88-mpeg driver manager 0000:00:10.2: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKD] -> GSI 9 
(level, low) -> IRQ 9
cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:00:10.2, rev: 5, irq: 9, latency: 64, mmio: 
cx8802_probe() allocating 1 frontend(s)
cx88/2: cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
cx88/2: registering cx8802 driver, type: dvb access: shared
cx88[0]/2: subsystem: 0070:9202, board: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus DVB-S [card=37]
cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based DVB/ATSC card
BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000000
IP: [<e084d4ef>] :i2c_core:i2c_transfer+0x1f/0x80
*pde = 00000000
Modules linked in: cx88_dvb(+) cx8802 cx88xx ir_common i2c_algo_bit tveeprom 
videobuf_dvb btcx_risc
mga drm ipv6 fscpos eeprom nfsd exportfs stv0299 b2c2_flexcop_pci b2c2_flexcop 
cx24123 s5h1420 ves1x93
dvb_ttpci dvb_core saa7146_vv saa7146 videobuf_dma_sg videobuf_core videodev 
v4l1_compat ttpci_eeprom
lirc_serial lirc_dev usbhid rtc uhci_hcd 8139too i2c_piix4 i2c_core usbcore 
Pid: 4249, comm: modprobe Not tainted (2.6.27-gentoo #3)
EIP: 0060:[<e084d4ef>] EFLAGS: 00010296 CPU: 0
EIP is at i2c_transfer+0x1f/0x80 [i2c_core]
EAX: 00000000 EBX: ffffffa1 ECX: 00000002 EDX: d6c71e3c
ESI: d80cd050 EDI: d8093c00 EBP: d6c71e20 ESP: d6c71e0c
DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 0000 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
---[ end trace b32d87d0f0db1832 ]---

I added a check for i2c registration success before attaching frontends.

Signed-off-by: Matthias Schwarzott <zzam at gentoo.org>
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