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Subject[PATCH 5.4 054/108] bnxt_en: Check abort error state in bnxt_half_open_nic()
From: Somnath Kotur <>

[ Upstream commit 11a39259ff79b74bc99f8b7c44075a2d6d5e7ab1 ]

bnxt_half_open_nic() is called during during ethtool self test and is
protected by rtnl_lock. Firmware reset can be happening at the same
time. Only critical portions of the entire firmware reset sequence
are protected by the rtnl_lock. It is possible that bnxt_half_open_nic()
can be called when the firmware reset sequence is aborting. In that
case, bnxt_half_open_nic() needs to check if the ABORT_ERR flag is set
and abort if it is. The ethtool self test will fail but the NIC will be
brought to a consistent IF_DOWN state.

Without this patch, if bnxt_half_open_nic() were to continue in this
error state, it may crash like this:

bnxt_en 0000:82:00.1 enp130s0f1np1: FW reset in progress during close, FW reset will be aborted
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 0000000000000000
Process ethtool (pid: 333327, stack limit = 0x0000000046476577)
Call trace:
bnxt_alloc_mem+0x444/0xef0 [bnxt_en]
bnxt_half_open_nic+0x24/0xb8 [bnxt_en]
bnxt_self_test+0x2dc/0x390 [bnxt_en]

Fixes: a1301f08c5ac ("bnxt_en: Check abort error state in bnxt_open_nic().")
Signed-off-by: Somnath Kotur <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Chan <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c
index f4f63c359bdb..287ea792922a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c
@@ -9239,6 +9239,12 @@ int bnxt_half_open_nic(struct bnxt *bp)
int rc = 0;

+ if (test_bit(BNXT_STATE_ABORT_ERR, &bp->state)) {
+ netdev_err(bp->dev, "A previous firmware reset has not completed, aborting half open\n");
+ rc = -ENODEV;
+ goto half_open_err;
+ }
rc = bnxt_alloc_mem(bp, false);
if (rc) {
netdev_err(bp->dev, "bnxt_alloc_mem err: %x\n", rc);

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