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Date:   Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:13:05 -0700
From:   Jeff Kirsher <>
Cc:     Jacob Keller <>,,,,,
        Jeff Kirsher <>
Subject: [net-next 11/11] i40e: initialize params before notifying of l2_param_changes

From: Jacob Keller <>

Probably due to some mis-merging fix a bug associated with commits
d7ce6422d6e6 ("i40e: don't check params until after checking for client
instance", 2017-02-09) and 3140aa9a78c9 ("i40e: KISS the client
interface", 2017-03-14)

The first commit tried to move the initialization of the params
structure so that we didn't bother doing this if we didn't have a client
interface. You can already see that it looks fishy because of the
indentation. The second commit refactors a bunch of the interface, and
incorrectly drops the params initialization.

I believe what occurred is that internally the two patches were
re-ordered, and the merge conflicts as a result were performed

Fix the use of an uninitialized variable by correctly initializing the
params variable via i40e_client_get_params().

Reported-by: Colin Ian King <>
Signed-off-by: Jacob Keller <>
Tested-by: Andrew Bowers <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_client.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_client.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_client.c
index a9f0d22a7cf4..191028b1489b 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_client.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_client.c
@@ -147,6 +147,8 @@ void i40e_notify_client_of_l2_param_changes(struct i40e_vsi *vsi)
 		dev_dbg(&vsi->back->pdev->dev, "Client is not open, abort l2 param change\n");
+	memset(&params, 0, sizeof(params));
+	i40e_client_get_params(vsi, &params);
 	memcpy(&cdev->lan_info.params, &params, sizeof(struct i40e_params));
 	cdev->client->ops->l2_param_change(&cdev->lan_info, cdev->client,

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