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SubjectRe: [PATCH linux-next 3/4] macvlan: fix possible NULL pointer dereference in macvlan_dev_get_iflink
On 14.04, Honggang Li wrote:
> Signed-off-by: Honggang Li <honli@redhat.com>
> ---
> drivers/net/macvlan.c | 4 +++-
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/macvlan.c b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
> index b227a13..1e59f39 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/macvlan.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
> @@ -998,7 +998,9 @@ static int macvlan_dev_get_iflink(const struct net_device *dev)
> {
> struct macvlan_dev *vlan = netdev_priv(dev);
>
> - return vlan->lowerdev->ifindex;
> + if (vlan && vlan->lowerdev)
> + return vlan->lowerdev->ifindex;

That is completely useless. vlan (=netdev_priv) can not be NULL as
netdev_priv() never returns NULL and vlan->lowerdev is always valid
because a macvlan wouldn't make much sense otherwise.


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