Commit 813e8e3d authored by Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk's avatar Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk Committed by Rafael J. Wysocki
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cpuidle: Check for dev before deregistering it.

If not, we could end up in the unfortunate situation where
we dereference a NULL pointer b/c we have cpuidle disabled.

This is the case when booting under Xen (which uses the
ACPI P/C states but disables the CPU idle driver) - and can
be easily reproduced when booting with

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at           (null)
IP: [<ffffffff8156db4a>] cpuidle_unregister_device+0x2a/0x90
.. snip..
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff813b15b4>] acpi_processor_power_exit+0x3c/0x5c
 [<ffffffff813af0a9>] acpi_processor_stop+0x61/0xb6
 [<ffffffff814215bf>] __device_release_driver+0fffff81421653>] device_release_driver+0x23/0x30
 [<ffffffff81420ed8>] bus_remove_device+0x108/0x180
 [<ffffffff8141d9d9>] device_del+0x129/0x1c0
 [<ffffffff813cb4b0>] ? unregister_xenbus_watch+0x1f0/0x1f0
 [<ffffffff8141da8e>] device_unregister+0x1e/0x60
 [<ffffffff814243e9>] unregister_cpu+0x39/0x60
 [<ffffffff81019e03>] arch_unregister_cpu+0x23/0x30
 [<ffffffff813c3c51>] handle_vcpu_hotplug_event+0xc1/0xe0
 [<ffffffff813cb4f5>] xenwatch_thread+0x45/0x120
 [<ffffffff810af010>] ? abort_exclusive_wait+0xb0/0xb0
 [<ffffffff8108ec42>] kthread+0xd2/0xf0
 [<ffffffff8108eb70>] ? kthread_create_on_node+0x180/0x180
 [<ffffffff816ce17c>] ret_from_fork+0x7c/0xb0
 [<ffffffff8108eb70>] ? kthread_create_on_node+0x180/0x180

This problem also appears in 3.12 and could be a candidate for backport.

Signed-off-by: default avatarKonrad Rzeszutek Wilk <>
Cc: All applicable <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRafael J. Wysocki <>
parent 22e580d0
......@@ -400,7 +400,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(cpuidle_register_device);
void cpuidle_unregister_device(struct cpuidle_device *dev)
if (dev->registered == 0)
if (!dev || dev->registered == 0)
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