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Date:	Sun, 29 Nov 2009 23:15:13 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] smsc9420: prevent BUG() if ethtool is called with
 interface down

From: Steve Glendinning <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:21:56 +0000

> This patch fixes a null pointer dereference BUG() if ethtool is used on
> an smsc9420 interface while it is down, because the phy_dev is only
> allocated while the interface is up.
> Please also consider for -stable.
> Signed-off-by: Steve Glendinning <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks.
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