[PATCH] ath10k: fix potential null dereference bugs

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Mon Jun 13 06:18:00 PDT 2016

On Mon, 2016-06-13 at 09:05 -0400, Bob Copeland wrote:
> So I did just go and check the generated code for each of these cases
> and gcc didn't elide the subsequent if-test, at least on x86-64 and
> my compiler / build config.  Given http://lwn.net/Articles/342330, it
> seems possible, though.

It's not clear that's the same situation, since tun->sk is very likely
to have been an actual pointer, not an embedded thing like drv_priv.

However, with all this, I think I'd simply not take any chances - the
patch isn't exactly invasive and in some cases (for example the first
hunk of the patch) will even improve the code to the point where the
compiler could warn about uninitialized usage of the pointer when the
code gets modified to use it in case of !txq->sta.

I'd take it, but I guess it's Kalle's decision :)


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