[02/11] rtc: davinci: Initialize drvdata before registering device

Submitted by John Stultz on May 7, 2011, 1:20 a.m.


Message ID 1304731254-3238-3-git-send-email-john.stultz@linaro.org
State Accepted
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John Stultz May 7, 2011, 1:20 a.m.
From: Wolfram Sang <w.sang@pengutronix.de>

Commit f44f7f96a20 ("RTC: Initialize kernel state from RTC") uncovered
an issue in a number of RTC drivers, where the drivers call
rtc_device_register before initializing the device or platform drvdata.

This frequently results in null pointer dereferences when the
rtc_device_register immediately makes use of the rtc device, calling

The solution is to ensure the drvdata is initialized prior to registering
the rtc device.

CC: Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
CC: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
CC: rtc-linux@googlegroups.com
Signed-off-by: Wolfram Sang <w.sang@pengutronix.de>
[fixed up commit log -jstultz]
Signed-off-by: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>
 drivers/rtc/rtc-davinci.c |    5 +++--
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-davinci.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-davinci.c
index 8d46838..755e1fe 100644
--- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-davinci.c
+++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-davinci.c
@@ -524,6 +524,8 @@  static int __init davinci_rtc_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 		goto fail2;
+	platform_set_drvdata(pdev, davinci_rtc);
 	davinci_rtc->rtc = rtc_device_register(pdev->name, &pdev->dev,
 				    &davinci_rtc_ops, THIS_MODULE);
 	if (IS_ERR(davinci_rtc->rtc)) {
@@ -553,8 +555,6 @@  static int __init davinci_rtc_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	rtcss_write(davinci_rtc, PRTCSS_RTC_CCTRL_CAEN, PRTCSS_RTC_CCTRL);
-	platform_set_drvdata(pdev, davinci_rtc);
 	device_init_wakeup(&pdev->dev, 0);
 	return 0;
@@ -562,6 +562,7 @@  static int __init davinci_rtc_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
+	platform_set_drvdata(pdev, NULL);
 	release_mem_region(davinci_rtc->pbase, davinci_rtc->base_size);