Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "mtd: ofpart: Fix incorrect NULL check in" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Dec. 10, 2012, 2:17 p.m.
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Dec. 10, 2012, 2:17 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    mtd: ofpart: Fix incorrect NULL check in

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From d1e2d090290f5740e9a1292249a463ff84ae9c11 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Sachin Kamat <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:27:13 +0530
Subject: [PATCH] mtd: ofpart: Fix incorrect NULL check in

commit 5a6ea4af0907f995dc06df21a9c9ef764c7cd3bc upstream.

The pointer returned by kzalloc should be tested for NULL
to avoid potential NULL pointer dereference later. Incorrect
pointer was being tested for NULL. Bug introduced by commit fbcf62a3
(mtd: physmap_of: move parse_obsolete_partitions to become separate
This patch fixes this bug.

Cc: Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov <>
Cc: Artem Bityutskiy <>
Signed-off-by: Sachin Kamat <>
Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <>
 drivers/mtd/ofpart.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ofpart.c b/drivers/mtd/ofpart.c
index 64be8f0..d9127e2 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/ofpart.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/ofpart.c
@@ -121,7 +121,7 @@  static int parse_ofoldpart_partitions(struct mtd_info *master,
 	nr_parts = plen / sizeof(part[0]);

 	*pparts = kzalloc(nr_parts * sizeof(*(*pparts)), GFP_KERNEL);
-	if (!pparts)
+	if (!*pparts)
 		return -ENOMEM;

 	names = of_get_property(dp, "partition-names", &plen);