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Date:	Fri, 18 May 2007 13:46:23 -0400
From:	"John W. Linville" <>
To:	Eugene Teo <>
Cc:,,, Florin Malita <>
Subject: Re: [2.6 patch] drivers/net/wireless/libertas/rx.c: fix use-after-free

First, please send all wireless patches to, and be sure to CC me as well...thanks!

On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 12:50:31AM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
> libertas_upload_rx_packet() calls netif_rx() before returning, and it always return 0.
> Also within libertas_upload_rx_packet(), it will initialize skb->protocol anyways.
> Spotted by the Coverity checker.

A nearly identical patch was posted by Florin Malita <>
to netdev (also the wrong list) on Wednesday evening.

>  done:
>         LEAVE();
> -       skb->protocol = __constant_htons(0x0019);       /* ETH_P_80211_RAW */
> -

Except for this this intentional?

John W. Linville
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