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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net/ncsi: check for null return from call to nla_nest_start
From: Colin King <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:27:12 +0100

> From: Colin Ian King <>
> The call to nla_nest_start calls nla_put which can lead to a NULL
> return so it's possible for attr to become NULL and we can potentially
> get a NULL pointer dereference on attr. Fix this by checking for
> a NULL return.
> Detected by CoverityScan, CID#1466125 ("Dereference null return")
> Fixes: 955dc68cb9b2 ("net/ncsi: Add generic netlink family")
> Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>

Applied, but...

Colin, please start marking your Subject lines properly with "[PATCH
net-next]" for patches targetting net-next as opposed to net.

Thank you.

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