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Subject[PATCH] net: liquidio: fix a NULL pointer dereference
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In case octeon_alloc_soft_command fails, the fix reports the
error and returns to avoid NULL pointer dereference.

Signed-off-by: Kangjie Lu <kjlu@umn.edu>
---
drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c
index 9b7819fdc9de..a3781d7a7b5c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c
@@ -1192,6 +1192,11 @@ static void send_rx_ctrl_cmd(struct lio *lio, int start_stop)
sc = (struct octeon_soft_command *)
octeon_alloc_soft_command(oct, OCTNET_CMD_SIZE,
16, 0);
+ if (!sc) {
+ netif_info(lio, rx_err, lio->netdev,
+ "Failed to allocate octeon_soft_command\n");
+ return;
+ }

ncmd = (union octnet_cmd *)sc->virtdptr;

--
2.17.1
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