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Date:	Fri, 18 May 2007 22:23:08 -0700
From:	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>
Cc:	Florin Malita <fmalita@...il.com>, marcelo@...ck.org,
	linville@...hat.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] libertas: skb dereferenced after netif_rx

On Fri, 18 May 2007 14:09:03 -0400
"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 05:01:27PM -0400, Florin Malita wrote:
> > In libertas_process_rxed_packet() and process_rxed_802_11_packet() the 
> > skb is dereferenced after being passed to netif_rx (called from 
> > libertas_upload_rx_packet). Spotted by Coverity (1658, 1659).
>  
> Relocating the libertas_upload_rx_packet call is fine, but...
> 
> > Also, libertas_upload_rx_packet() unconditionally returns 0 so the error 
> > check is dead code - might as well take it out.
> 
> Is this merely an implementation detail?  Or an absolute fact?
> If the former is true, then we should preserve the error
> checking.  If the latter, then we should change the signature of
> libertas_upload_rx_packet to return void.

netif_rx() used to return a value in older kernels.
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