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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix netpoll cleanup on abort without dev
==> Regarding [PATCH] Fix netpoll cleanup on abort without dev; Matt Mackall <> adds:

mpm> If netpoll attempts to use a device without polling support, it will
mpm> oops when shutting down. This adds a check that we've actually
mpm> attached to a device.

Hi, Matt,

Perhaps I'm missing something, but how do we successfully return from
netpoll_setup without np->dev filled in? Netpoll_setup has the following:

if (!ndev->poll_controller) {
printk(KERN_ERR "%s: %s doesn't support polling, aborting.\n",
np->name, np->dev_name);
goto release;


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