[ASAP] thermal_sys.c NULL ptr deref patch likely incomplete

From: Andreas Mohr
Date: Thu Feb 14 2013 - 09:44:16 EST


I just had a

# cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/policy

When looking at the code (on my -rc7), I saw:


static ssize_t
policy_show(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *devattr, char
struct thermal_zone_device *tz = to_thermal_zone(dev);

return sprintf(buf, "%s\n", tz->governor->name);

(not sure though why I manage to get a "(null)" rather than a crash
due to the dereferencing prior to output - possibly since I do have a
valid governor allocated yet then only its name field is null?)

Seems we are missing a critical (and -rc-relevant) patch here
(and perhaps at other locations in this file, too, given that
this one was missed last time?).

Currently trying to get acerhdf operation into a working state
(and having some trouble with it - didn't know that I probably need some
governor setup which seems to have just been available on my last setup,
or so)


Andreas Mohr
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