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Date:	Sun, 31 Oct 2010 04:06:35 -0400
From:	Thomas Graf <>
Subject: [PATCH] text ematch: check for NULL pointer before destroying
 textsearch config

While validating the configuration em_ops is already set, thus the
individual destroy functions are called, but the ematch data has
not been allocated and associated with the ematch yet.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Graf <>

Index: net-2.6/net/sched/em_text.c
--- net-2.6.orig/net/sched/em_text.c
+++ net-2.6/net/sched/em_text.c
@@ -103,7 +103,8 @@ retry:
 static void em_text_destroy(struct tcf_proto *tp, struct tcf_ematch *m)
-	textsearch_destroy(EM_TEXT_PRIV(m)->config);
+	if (EM_TEXT_PRIV(m) && EM_TEXT_PRIV(m)->config)
+		textsearch_destroy(EM_TEXT_PRIV(m)->config);
 static int em_text_dump(struct sk_buff *skb, struct tcf_ematch *m)
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