[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: cache: Fix possible ZERO_SIZE_PTR pointer dereferencing error.

Xiubo Li Li.Xiubo at freescale.com
Mon May 19 10:32:09 CEST 2014

Since we cannot make sure the 'reg_size' will always be none zero here,
and then if 'reg_size' equals to zero, the kzalloc() will return ZERO_SIZE_PTR,
which equals to ((void *)16).

So this patch fix this with just doing the 'reg_size' zero check before calling

Signed-off-by: Xiubo Li <Li.Xiubo at freescale.com>
 sound/soc/soc-cache.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/sound/soc/soc-cache.c b/sound/soc/soc-cache.c
index 3fa77d5..8fff5b6 100644
--- a/sound/soc/soc-cache.c
+++ b/sound/soc/soc-cache.c
@@ -72,6 +72,9 @@ int snd_soc_cache_init(struct snd_soc_codec *codec)
 	reg_size = codec_drv->reg_cache_size * codec_drv->reg_word_size;
+	if (!reg_size)
+		return -EINVAL;
 	dev_dbg(codec->dev, "ASoC: Initializing cache for %s codec\n",

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