Philippe Gerum wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-04-16 at 14:31 +0200, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>>> GIT version control wrote:
>>>> Module: xenomai-jki
>>>> Branch: for-upstream
>>>> Commit: 55ebde80258b5b6c3d29d37b5f30a3199faf0881
>>>> URL:    
>>>> Author: Wolfgang Mauerer <>
>>>> Date:   Tue Mar 30 11:13:33 2010 +0200
>>>> RTDM: Fix potential NULL pointer dereference
>>>> The rework in 95278926edc559d4 misses the case that context can be NULL,
>>>> which can (and has) triggered a kernel oops. Take care of this case.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Wolfgang Mauerer <>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <>
>>> I still think that fix is a useles waste of time. Let us merge
>>> Philippe's patches instead.
>> Please accept that Philippe's patch is orthogonal to this bug.
>> And it didn't work as-is. I'll post a rework which has the same benefit
>> (avoiding to poll on pending context references) - once it is tested.
> You mean that your current implementation, does poll, right? Because
> mine does not, that was the point of it, also to solve races in
> cross-context management IIRC.

Polling is part of the RTDM API: If a driver requests it via EAGAIN, we
have to provide it. We may deprecate this feature long-term, but for now
there are no drop-in replacements available and we have drivers in the
field that make use of it.

> That patch dates back to the 2.5 -rc
> cycle, when I needed it to have a decent behavior while working on the
> RTIPC stuff. It should not be that difficult to forward port it to
> -head, I guess. Let me know if I can help.

Thanks. The patch is done, it just waits for the final tests as I wrote.
I would be happy if you could test it as well if you have something that
nicely stresses e.g. RTIPC in this domain.


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