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Date:	Wed,  8 Oct 2014 12:44:55 -0500
From:	Larry Finger <>
	Larry Finger <>,
Subject: [PATCH V3.18] rtlwifi: Fix possible unaligned array in ether_addr_copy()

Two macros used to copy BSSID information use ether_addr_copy(), thus
the arrays must be 2-byte aligned. In one case, the array could become
unaligned if the struct containing it were changed. Use the __unaligned(2)
attribute to retain the necessary alignment. In addition, the magic number
used to specify the size of the array is replaced by ETH_ALEN.

Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <>
 drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/wifi.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/wifi.h b/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/wifi.h
index 976667a..6866dcf 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/wifi.h
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/wifi.h
@@ -1370,7 +1370,7 @@ struct rtl_mac {
 	bool rdg_en;
-	u8 bssid[6];
+	u8 bssid[ETH_ALEN] __aligned(2);
 	u32 vendor;
 	u8 mcs[16];	/* 16 bytes mcs for HT rates. */
 	u32 basic_rates; /* b/g rates */

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