Commit-ID:  5372e054a1928fe704cf0a5e2e139645a777b50a
Author:     Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
AuthorDate: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:56:28 +0200
Committer:  Thomas Gleixner <>
CommitDate: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:59:21 +0200

cpufreq: Fix up conversion to hotplug state machine

The function cpufreq_register_driver() returns zero on success and since
commit 27622b061eb4 ("cpufreq: Convert to hotplug state machine")
erroneously a positive number. Due to the "if (x) assume_error" construct
all callers assumed an error and as a consequence the cpu freq kworker
crashes with a NULL pointer dereference.

Reset the return value back to zero in the success case.

Fixes: 27622b061eb4 ("cpufreq: Convert to hotplug state machine")
Reported-by: Borislav Petkov <>
Reported-and-tested-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

 drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
index e0bc632..8b44de4 100644
--- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
+++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
@@ -2503,6 +2503,7 @@ int cpufreq_register_driver(struct cpufreq_driver 
        if (ret < 0)
                goto err_if_unreg;
        hp_online = ret;
+       ret = 0;
        pr_debug("driver %s up and running\n", driver_data->name);
        goto out;

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