Would you please try https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10194287/
And see if it cleans up this null pointer dereference?
Yes, it does.
Is there any estimates on when the patch will be merged into mainline? I want
to put something into my distribution bug tracker, but it's unlikely they will
use this patch before its stabilization.
As for your suspend problem did you pick up the new firmware that contained
the microcode update for Spectre? Or a microcode update from your
Yes, around a month ago (the firmware option). Still, there is a time frame
between the firmware update and the problem surfacing. As I said it was
eliminated by switching POST/fastboot to the thorough mode. I just have tried
to reproduce the problem with previous settings, but with no success. So, that
is (in a way) closed, but I have no idea what it was about.