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SubjectRe: [PATCH] infiniband: cxgb4: fix a potential NULL pointer dereference
On Thursday, March 03/28/19, 2019 at 18:10:37 +0530, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 07:08:54PM +0530, Potnuri Bharat Teja wrote:
> > On Saturday, March 03/23/19, 2019 at 08:07:46 +0530, Kangjie Lu wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > On Mar 8, 2019, at 11:19 PM, Kangjie Lu <kjlu@umn.edu> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > get_skb may fail and return NULL. The fix returns "ENOMEM"
> > > > when it fails to avoid NULL dereference.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Kangjie Lu <kjlu@umn.edu>
> > > > drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/cm.c | 3 +++
> > > > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/cm.c b/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/cm.c
> > > > index 8221813219e5..502a54d57e2c 100644
> > > > +++ b/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/cm.c
> > > > @@ -1919,6 +1919,9 @@ static int send_fw_act_open_req(struct c4iw_ep *ep, unsigned int atid)
> > > > int win;
> > > >
> > > > skb = get_skb(NULL, sizeof(*req), GFP_KERNEL);
> > > > + if (!skb)
> > > > + return -ENOMEM;
> > > > +
> > >
> > > Can someone review this patch? Thanks.
> >
> > Sorry for the late response.
> > I recommend an error print before the return.
> > if (!skb) {
> > pr_err("%s - failed to alloc skb\n", __func__);
> > return -ENOMEM;
> > }
>
> no error prints on memory allocation failure, the kernel already
> prints enough on this
Ok.

Acked-by: Potnuri Bharat Teja <bharat@chelsio.com>

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