[PATCH] drivers/crypto/nx: prevent oops on module exit

Seth Jennings sjennings at variantweb.net
Fri Oct 17 18:59:52 AEDT 2014

> On Fri, 2014-10-17 at 09:43 +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>> On Thu, 2014-10-16 at 15:30 -0400, Dan Streetman wrote:
>> > Check old_devdata->dev in nx-842 driver before accessing it, as
>> > on systems without any nx-842 hardware, the ->dev will never be
>> > set.  Currently, the module will cause an oops during unload
>> > since old_devdata->dev is null.
>> Hi Dan,
>> Patch looks reasonable. But I can't merge it, at least not without an
>> ACK:
>> $ ./scripts/get_maintainer.pl -f drivers/crypto/nx/
>> Nathan Fontenot <nfont at linux.vnet.ibm.com> (supporter:IBM Power 842
>> com...)
>> Marcelo Henrique Cerri <mhcerri at linux.vnet.ibm.com> (supporter:IBM Power
>> in-Nest...)
>> Fionnuala Gunter <fin at linux.vnet.ibm.com> (supporter:IBM Power
>> in-Nest...)
>> Herbert Xu <herbert at gondor.apana.org.au> (maintainer:CRYPTO API)
>> "David S. Miller" <davem at davemloft.net> (maintainer:CRYPTO API)
>> linux-crypto at vger.kernel.org (open list:IBM Power in-Nest...)
>> linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org (open list)
>> If any of the above is out of date please send me a patch for
> I think Dan now owns that driver, Dan, please confirm.

I guess I'm not on the maintainer list anymore, as I shouldn't be
since I don't work at IBM anymore.

So... yeah.  I was the original co-author of driver so I acked it
but I'm not the maintainer anymore.  Which I shouldn't be, since
I don't work at IBM anymore.


> Cheers,
> Ben.

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