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Date:	Mon,  7 Apr 2014 11:25:12 +0200
From:	Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@...hat.com>
To:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	dborkman@...hat.com, Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@...hat.com>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
	Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@...nd.com>,
	Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>,
	stephen hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>,
	Jerry Chu <hkchu@...gle.com>
Subject: [PATCH net] netdev: remove potentially harmful checks

Currently we're checking a variable for != NULL after actually
dereferencing it, in netdev_lower_get_next_private*().

It's counter-intuitive at best, and can lead to faulty usage (as it implies
that the variable can be NULL), so fix it by removing the useless checks.

Reported-by: Daniel Borkmann <dborkman@...hat.com>
CC: "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>
CC: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
CC: Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@...nd.com>
CC: Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
CC: stephen hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>
CC: Jerry Chu <hkchu@...gle.com>
Signed-off-by: Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@...hat.com>
---
 net/core/dev.c | 6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
index 5777018..14dac06 100644
--- a/net/core/dev.c
+++ b/net/core/dev.c
@@ -4589,8 +4589,7 @@ void *netdev_lower_get_next_private(struct net_device *dev,
 	if (&lower->list == &dev->adj_list.lower)
 		return NULL;
 
-	if (iter)
-		*iter = lower->list.next;
+	*iter = lower->list.next;
 
 	return lower->private;
 }
@@ -4618,8 +4617,7 @@ void *netdev_lower_get_next_private_rcu(struct net_device *dev,
 	if (&lower->list == &dev->adj_list.lower)
 		return NULL;
 
-	if (iter)
-		*iter = &lower->list;
+	*iter = &lower->list;
 
 	return lower->private;
 }
-- 
1.8.4

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