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Date:	Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:25:33 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Nicholas Krause <xerofoify@...il.com>
Cc:	gregkh@...uxfoundation.org, valentina.manea.m@...il.com,
	lisa@...apiadmin.com, ben@...adent.org.uk,
	devel@...verdev.osuosl.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: rtl8192e: check return value of dev_skb_alloc

On Thu, 2014-06-19 at 15:29 -0400, Nicholas Krause wrote:

> diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8192e/rtl8192e/r8192E_firmware.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8192e/rtl8192e/r8192E_firmware.c
[]
> @@ -59,7 +58,8 @@ static bool fw_download_code(struct net_device *dev, u8 *code_virtual_address,
>  			bLastIniPkt = 1;
>  
>  		}
> -
> +		if (!skb)
> +			return false;
>  		skb  = dev_alloc_skb(frag_length + 4);

Nick.

You may have compiled this, but it's obvious you
haven't tested it.

Please stop sending patches until you can verify what
you're doing with the code.

Please train a few more of your neurons for coding.

It takes some time and some practice but please don't
practice on linux-kernel.

Use google to find some other suitable forums like
http://cboard.cprogramming.com/c-programming/

Back to your patch:

	if (!skb)
		return false;

must go _after_

	skb = dev_alloc_skb(frag_length + 4);



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