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Date:	Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:33:19 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 07/11] igb: Avoid uninitialized advertised variable in

From: Andi Kleen <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:29:08 -0700

> From: Andi Kleen <>
> eee_get_cur assumes that the output data is already zeroed. It can
> read-modify-write the advertised field:
>               if (ipcnfg & E1000_IPCNFG_EEE_100M_AN)
> 2594			edata->advertised |= ADVERTISED_100baseT_Full;
> This is ok for the normal ethtool eee_get call, which always
> zeroes the input data before.
> But eee_set_cur also calls eee_get_cur and it did not zero the input
> field. Later on it then compares agsinst the field, which can contain partial
> stack garbage.
> Zero the input field in eee_set_cur() too.
> Cc:
> Cc:
> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>

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