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Date:	Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:07:34 +0200
From:	Parthasarathy Bhuvaragan <>
To:	<>
CC:	<>
Subject: [PATCH net v1 1/1] tipc: fix variable dereference before NULL check

In commit cf6f7e1d5109 ("tipc: dump monitor attributes"),
I dereferenced a pointer before checking if its valid.
This is reported by static check Smatch as:
net/tipc/monitor.c:733 tipc_nl_add_monitor_peer()
     warn: variable dereferenced before check 'mon' (see line 731)

In this commit, we check for a valid monitor before proceeding
with any other operation.

Fixes: cf6f7e1d5109 ("tipc: dump monitor attributes")
Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <>
Signed-off-by: Parthasarathy Bhuvaragan <>
 net/tipc/monitor.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/tipc/monitor.c b/net/tipc/monitor.c
index b62caa1c770c..ed97a5876ebe 100644
--- a/net/tipc/monitor.c
+++ b/net/tipc/monitor.c
@@ -728,12 +728,13 @@ int tipc_nl_add_monitor_peer(struct net *net, struct tipc_nl_msg *msg,
 			     u32 bearer_id, u32 *prev_node)
 	struct tipc_monitor *mon = tipc_monitor(net, bearer_id);
-	struct tipc_peer *peer = mon->self;
+	struct tipc_peer *peer;
 	if (!mon)
 		return -EINVAL;
+	peer = mon->self;
 	do {
 		if (*prev_node) {
 			if (peer->addr == *prev_node)

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