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SubjectRe: [PATCH] qla2xxx: setup data needed in ISR before setting up the ISR

On 7/13/16, 9:28 PM, "Martin K. Petersen" <> wrote:

>>>>>> "Johannes" == Johannes Thumshirn <> writes:
>Johannes> qla2xxx first calls request_irq() and then does the setup of
>Johannes> the queue entry data needed in the interrupt handlers in when
>Johannes> using MSI-X. This could lead to a NULL pointer dereference
>Johannes> when an IRQ fires between the request_irq() call and the
>Johannes> assignment of the qentry data structure to the
>rsp-> msix field. A possible case for such a race would be in the kdump
>Johannes> case when the HBA's IRQs are still enabled but the driver is
>Johannes> undergoing a new initialisation and thus is not aware of
>Johannes> already activated IRQs in the HBA.
>Qlogic folks: Please review!

Looks Good.

Reviewed-by: Himanshu Madhani <>

>Martin K. Petersen Oracle Linux Engineering
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