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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 4/4] drivers: net: Add APM X-Gene SoC ethernet driver support.
On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:29:48PM -0600, Dann Frazier wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Iyappan Subramanian
> <isubramanian@apm.com> wrote:
> > + ring->desc_addr = dma_zalloc_coherent(dev, size, &ring->dma,
> > + GFP_KERNEL);
>
> Iyappan,
> When testing this driver on a 3.16-rc2 base, I'm finding that
> desc_addr gets assigned to NULL here, which results in an oops later
> on (see below).

Note that on failure here...

> > + if (!ring->desc_addr)
> > + goto err;

we jump to 'err'.

> > +err:
> > + dma_free_coherent(dev, size, ring->desc_addr, ring->dma);

which then tries to call dma_free_coherent on a NULL pointer, and
possibly undefined ring->dma value. That's not a nice thing to do,
and will probably lead to problems. I know that none of the ARM
flavours of this function will handle this gracefully, and neither
does x86's version either. So this is very probably illegal.

> > +static int xgene_enet_create_desc_rings(struct net_device *ndev)
> > +{
> > + struct xgene_enet_pdata *pdata = netdev_priv(ndev);
> > + struct device *dev = &pdata->pdev->dev;
> > + struct xgene_enet_desc_ring *rx_ring, *tx_ring, *cp_ring;
> > + struct xgene_enet_desc_ring *buf_pool = NULL;
> > + u8 cpu_bufnum = 0, eth_bufnum = 0;
> > + u8 bp_bufnum = 0x20;
> > + u16 ring_id, ring_num = 0;
> > + int ret;
> > +
> > + /* allocate rx descriptor ring */
> > + ring_id = xgene_enet_get_ring_id(RING_OWNER_CPU, cpu_bufnum++);
> > + rx_ring = xgene_enet_create_desc_ring(ndev, ring_num++,
> > + RING_CFGSIZE_16KB, ring_id);
> > + if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(rx_ring)) {
> > + ret = PTR_ERR(rx_ring);
> > + goto err;
> > + }
>
> Here we test for IS_ERR_OR_NULL. In the oops I'm hitting, rx_ring is
> NULL here - but PTR_ERR() apparently returns 0 in that case. So this
> function ends up returning no error.

Yes, IS_ERR_OR_NULL is evil for this very reason and should be avoided
where possible. There were discussions a while back about removing it,
or at least deprecating it because it causes more bugs (exactly of this
type) than it solves.

--
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improving, and getting towards what was expected from it.


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