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Date:	Fri, 18 May 2007 13:47:21 -0400
From:	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>
To:	Eugene Teo <eteo@...hat.com>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, jeff@...zik.org,
	linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [2.6 patch] drivers/net/wireless/libertas/fw.c: fix use-before-check

This should be sent to linux-wireless (and CC'ed to me) as well...

On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 01:06:49AM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
> NULL checks should be performed before the dereference.
> 
> Spotted by the Coverity checker.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Eugene Teo <eteo@...hat.com>
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/libertas/fw.c b/drivers/net/wireless/libertas/fw.c
> index 441123c..5c63c9b 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/libertas/fw.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/libertas/fw.c
> @@ -333,18 +333,22 @@ static void command_timer_fn(unsigned long data)
>         unsigned long flags;
> 
>         ptempnode = adapter->cur_cmd;
> +       if (ptempnode == NULL) {
> +               lbs_pr_debug(1, "PTempnode Empty\n");
> +               return;
> +       }
> +
>         cmd = (struct cmd_ds_command *)ptempnode->bufvirtualaddr;
> +       if (!cmd) {
> +               lbs_pr_debug(1, "cmd is NULL\n");
> +               return;
> +       }
> 
>         lbs_pr_info("command_timer_fn fired (%x)\n", cmd->command);
> 
>         if (!adapter->fw_ready)
>                 return;
> 
> -       if (ptempnode == NULL) {
> -               lbs_pr_debug(1, "PTempnode Empty\n");
> -               return;
> -       }
> -
>         spin_lock_irqsave(&adapter->driver_lock, flags);
>         adapter->cur_cmd = NULL;
>         spin_unlock_irqrestore(&adapter->driver_lock, flags);
> -
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John W. Linville
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