drivers/rtc/rtc-max8998.c: check for pdata presence before dereferencing

Currently the driver can crash with a NULL pointer dereference if no
pdata is provided, despite of successful registration of the MFD part.
This patch fixes the problem by adding a NULL check before dereferencing
the pdata pointer.

Signed-off-by: Tomasz Figa <>
Signed-off-by: Kyungmin Park <>
Cc: Sachin Kamat <>
Reviewed-by: Jingoo Han <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-max8998.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-max8998.c
index 48b6612..d5af7ba 100644
--- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-max8998.c
+++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-max8998.c
@@ -285,7 +285,7 @@
 			info->irq, ret);
 	dev_info(&pdev->dev, "RTC CHIP NAME: %s\n", pdev->id_entry->name);
-	if (pdata->rtc_delay) {
+	if (pdata && pdata->rtc_delay) {
 		info->lp3974_bug_workaround = true;
 		dev_warn(&pdev->dev, "LP3974 with RTC REGERR option."
 				" RTC updates will be extremely slow.\n");