Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "fbcon: when font is freed, clear also" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date May 15, 2013, 10:33 a.m.
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Luis Henriques - May 15, 2013, 10:33 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    fbcon: when font is freed, clear also

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

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From e2d885c70ef1085bf6c9cd7c401c44fe7bfd44f5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Mika Kuoppala <>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:19:26 +0300
Subject: [PATCH] fbcon: when font is freed, clear also

commit e6637d5427d2af9f3f33b95447bfc5347e5ccd85 upstream.

commit ae1287865f5361fa138d4d3b1b6277908b54eac9
Author: Dave Airlie <>
Date:   Thu Jan 24 16:12:41 2013 +1000

    fbcon: don't lose the console font across generic->chip driver switch

uses a pointer in vc-> to load font into the new driver.
However if the font is actually freed, we need to clear the data
so that we don't reload font from dangling pointer.

Signed-off-by: Mika Kuoppala <>
Signed-off-by: Dave Airlie <>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <>
 drivers/video/console/fbcon.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)



diff --git a/drivers/video/console/fbcon.c b/drivers/video/console/fbcon.c
index 18ded2d..a01317c 100644
--- a/drivers/video/console/fbcon.c
+++ b/drivers/video/console/fbcon.c
@@ -1228,6 +1228,8 @@  static void fbcon_deinit(struct vc_data *vc)

 	fbcon_free_font(p, free_font);
+	if (free_font)
+		vc-> = NULL;

 	if (!con_is_bound(&fb_con))