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From: Rouven Czerwinski <>
Cc: Rouven Czerwinski <>
Subject: [PATCH] fastboot: handle error from file_list_parse()
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:50:51 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

In case an invalid file list is passed to file_list_parse(), it will
return an error, i.e. by passing "/dev/mmc1(emmc) /dev/mmc1.1(root)",
the error here being that the entries are not comma separated and
file_list_parse will try to parse ' ' as a flag. The fastboot code
didn't handle this, leading to the following error:

  ERROR: file_list: Unknown flag ' '
  ERROR: file_list: parse error
  unable to handle paging request at address 0xfffffff2
  pc : [<8fe26a20>]    lr : [<8fe0f965>]
  sp : 8ffeff50  ip : 8ffef714  fp : 00079bda
  r10: 001b9ff8  r9 : 8fea7eec  r8 : 00000001
  r7 : 00000000  r6 : 00000001  r5 : 00000000  r4 : 8813eab0
  r3 : ffffffea  r2 : 00020000  r1 : 00000001  r0 : 8813eab0
  Flags: nzCv  IRQs off  FIQs off  Mode SVC_32
  WARNING: [<8fe26a20>] (usb_multi_count_functions+0xc/0x2a) from [<8fe0f965>] (usbgadget_register+0x79/0xf4)
  WARNING: [<8fe0f965>] (usbgadget_register+0x79/0xf4) from [<8fe0fa13>] (usbgadget_autostart_set+0x33/0x4c)
  WARNING: [<8fe0fa13>] (usbgadget_autostart_set+0x33/0x4c) from [<8fe4d437>] (param_int_set+0x4b/0xb0)
  WARNING: [<8fe4d437>] (param_int_set+0x4b/0xb0) from [<8fe4d899>] (dev_set_param+0x4d/0x64)
  WARNING: [<8fe4d899>] (dev_set_param+0x4d/0x64) from [<8fe066f1>] (globalvar_add_bool+0x49/0x54)
  WARNING: [<8fe066f1>] (globalvar_add_bool+0x49/0x54) from [<8fe0f8dd>] (usbgadget_autostart_init+0x15/0x24)
  WARNING: [<8fe0f8dd>] (usbgadget_autostart_init+0x15/0x24) from [<8fe01081>] (start_barebox+0x35/0x6c)
  WARNING: [<8fe01081>] (start_barebox+0x35/0x6c) from [<8fe62ed9>] (barebox_non_pbl_start+0x121/0x164)
  WARNING: [<8fe62ed9>] (barebox_non_pbl_start+0x121/0x164) from [<8fe00005>] (__bare_init_start+0x1/0xc)

  WARNING: [<8fe64e3d>] (unwind_backtrace+0x1/0x78) from [<8fe01385>] (panic+0x1d/0x34)
  WARNING: [<8fe01385>] (panic+0x1d/0x34) from [<8fe62723>] (do_exception+0xf/0x14)
  WARNING: [<8fe62723>] (do_exception+0xf/0x14) from [<8fe62791>] (do_data_abort+0x21/0x34)
  WARNING: [<8fe62791>] (do_data_abort+0x21/0x34) from [<8fe624d4>] (do_abort_6+0x48/0x54)

Add the proper error handling and notify the user with a proper error message.

Signed-off-by: Rouven Czerwinski <>
 common/fastboot.c | 10 ++++++++--
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/common/fastboot.c b/common/fastboot.c
index 75f6691b08..d53a1cd228 100644
--- a/common/fastboot.c
+++ b/common/fastboot.c
@@ -918,8 +918,14 @@ bool get_fastboot_bbu(void)
 struct file_list *get_fastboot_partitions(void)
-	if (fastboot_partitions && *fastboot_partitions)
-		return file_list_parse(fastboot_partitions);
+	struct file_list *list;
+	if (fastboot_partitions && *fastboot_partitions) {
+		list = file_list_parse(fastboot_partitions);
+		if (IS_ERR(list)) {
+			pr_err("parsing failure: '%s', returning NULL\n", fastboot_partitions);
+			return NULL;
+		}
+	}
 	if (!system_partitions_empty())
 		return system_partitions_get();
 	return NULL;

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             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-21  7:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-21  7:50 Rouven Czerwinski [this message]
2021-07-21  8:03 ` Ahmad Fatoum
2021-07-21  8:41   ` Rouven Czerwinski

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