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SubjectRe: [PATCH] qla2xxx: setup data needed in ISR before setting up the ISR
On 07/06/2016 09:51 AM, Johannes Thumshirn wrote:
> qla2xxx first calls request_irq() and then does the setup of the queue
> entry data needed in the interrupt handlers in when using MSI-X. This
> could lead to a NULL pointer dereference when an IRQ fires between the
> request_irq() call and the assignment of the qentry data structure to the
> rsp->msix field. A possible case for such a race would be in the kdump
> case when the HBA's IRQs are still enabled but the driver is undergoing
> a new initialisation and thus is not aware of already activated IRQs in
> the HBA.
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Thumshirn <>
> ---
> drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/qla_isr.c | 8 ++++----
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
Reviewed-by: Hannes Reinecke <>


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