Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 39172
Bug in BCMA: device_unregister causing "NULL pointer dereference at"
Last modified: 2011-08-08 08:40:31 UTC
Subject : Bug in BCMA: device_unregister causing "NULL pointer dereference at"
Submitter : Rafał Miłecki <email@example.com>
Date : 2011-07-07 15:25
Message-ID : CACna6rxAKMp-2wqwz4k4S3nTkY_3Qz7=hEZk9F2Zig7T5kp_HA@mail.gmail.com
References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=131005233208734&w=2
This entry is being used for tracking a regression from 2.6.39. Please don't
close it until the problem is fixed in the mainline.
A patch referencing this bug report has been merged in Linux v3.1-rc1:
Author: RafaÅ MiÅecki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri Jul 22 13:11:04 2011 +0200
b43: bus: fix memory corruption when setting driver's data
(In reply to comment #1)
> A patch referencing this bug report has been merged in Linux v3.1-rc1:
That's right, thanks for reminding about this bug.
The bug appeared to be b43 one, not bcma one. It means Linux 3.0 is not affected and this bug report can be closed as invalid.
To make it clear:
3.0 contains working bcma
3.1 contains working bcma and working b43
For a short moment there was bug in b43 while development for 3.1 merge window. However it was visible only for those brave enough to drop BROKEN from B43_BCMA.