[Bug] Nullpointer Exception in of_diff

Johannes Zink j.zink at pengutronix.de
Mon Jun 12 07:26:04 PDT 2023


I observed a Nullpointer Exception in barebox barebox 2023.05.0 on a Rock3a 
when calling

of_diff . .

on the shell. Please find the complete dump below:

barebox at Radxa ROCK3 Model A:/ of_diff . . 

diff . . 

Cannot read .: No such file or directory 

DABT (current EL) exception (ESR 0x9600000b) at 0x000000000000000e 

elr: 000000007fd4b8b0 lr : 000000007fd57ba0 

x0 : 000000004037ca60 x1 : 000000000000000a 

x2 : 0000000000000000 x3 : 000000007fd21910
x4 : 0000000000000002 x5 : 0000000000000020
x6 : 0000000000000000 x7 : 0000000000000000
x8 : 000000007ffefad8 x9 : 0000000000000000
x10: 0000000000000003 x11: 00000000405015c8
x12: 0000000000000000 x13: 0000000040500d38
x14: 00000000403786e0 x15: 0000000000000001
x16: 000000007ffef4b8 x17: 0000000000000001
x18: 000000007ffefa50 x19: fffffffffffffffe
x20: fffffffffffffffe x21: fffffffffffffffe
x22: 0000000000000001 x23: 0000000000000003
x24: 0000000000000001 x25: 0000000000000000
x26: 0000000000000008 x27: 0000000040500978
x28: 0000000000000000 x29: 000000007ffefae0

Call trace:
[<7fd4b8b0>] (of_delete_node+0x4c/0xf8) from [<7fd57ba0>] (do_of_diff+0x78/0xec)
[<7fd57ba0>] (do_of_diff+0x78/0xec) from [<7fd069c4>] (execute_command+0x44/0x8c)
[<7fd069c4>] (execute_command+0x44/0x8c) from [<7fd03dcc>] 
[<7fd03dcc>] (execute_binfmt+0x68/0xa0) from [<7fd0f2c4>] 
[<7fd0f2c4>] (run_list_real+0x8e4/0x9d0) from [<7fd0e834>] 
[<7fd0e834>] (parse_stream_outer+0x140/0x1ec) from [<7fd0f604>] 
[<7fd0f604>] (run_shell+0x60/0x98) from [<7fd017f4>] (run_init+0x110/0x250)
[<7fd017f4>] (run_init+0x110/0x250) from [<7fd01984>] (start_barebox+0x50/0x8c)
[<7fd01984>] (start_barebox+0x50/0x8c) from [<7fd7f454>] 
[<7fd7f454>] (barebox_non_pbl_start+0x13c/0x170) from [<7fd0000c>] 
[<7fd0000c>] (__bare_init_start+0x0/0x4) from [<00a0f6f0>] (0xa0f6f0)
[<00a0f6f0>] (0xa0f6f0) from [<00a0f320>] (0xa0f320)
panic: unhandled exception

The behaviour is stable and reproducable on a Rock3A, probably also on other 
boards. Maybe someone of the more experienced barebox devs already has an idea 
what's going wrong here and wants to have a closer look, otherwise I'd probably 
give it a shot within the next few days (and if I manage to find some spare 

Best regards

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