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Date:   Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:44:48 -0800
From:   Saeed Mahameed <>
To:     "David S. Miller" <>
Cc:, Maria Pasechnik <>,
        Tariq Toukan <>,
        Saeed Mahameed <>
Subject: [net 1/4] net/mlx5e: Fix NULL pointer derefernce in set channels error flow

From: Maria Pasechnik <>

New channels are applied to the priv channels only after they
are successfully opened. Then, the indirection table should be built
according to the new number of channels.
Currently, such build is preformed independently of whether the
channels opening is successful, and is not reverted on failure.

The bug is caused due to removal of rss params from channels struct
and moving it to priv struct. That change cause to independency between
channels and rss params.
This causes a crash on a later point, when accessing rqn of a non
existing channel.

This patch fixes it by moving the indirection table build right before
switching the priv channels to new channels struct, after the new set of
channels was successfully opened.

Fixes: bbeb53b8b2c9 ("net/mlx5e: Move RSS params to a dedicated struct")
Signed-off-by: Maria Pasechnik <>
Reviewed-by: Tariq Toukan <>
Signed-off-by: Saeed Mahameed <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_ethtool.c | 7 ++++---
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_ethtool.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_ethtool.c
index 3bbccead2f63..47233b9a4f81 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_ethtool.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_ethtool.c
@@ -354,9 +354,6 @@ int mlx5e_ethtool_set_channels(struct mlx5e_priv *priv,
 	new_channels.params = priv->channels.params;
 	new_channels.params.num_channels = count;
-	if (!netif_is_rxfh_configured(priv->netdev))
-		mlx5e_build_default_indir_rqt(priv->rss_params.indirection_rqt,
-					      MLX5E_INDIR_RQT_SIZE, count);
 	if (!test_bit(MLX5E_STATE_OPENED, &priv->state)) {
 		priv->channels.params = new_channels.params;
@@ -372,6 +369,10 @@ int mlx5e_ethtool_set_channels(struct mlx5e_priv *priv,
 	if (arfs_enabled)
+	if (!netif_is_rxfh_configured(priv->netdev))
+		mlx5e_build_default_indir_rqt(priv->rss_params.indirection_rqt,
+					      MLX5E_INDIR_RQT_SIZE, count);
 	/* Switch to new channels, set new parameters and close old ones */
 	mlx5e_switch_priv_channels(priv, &new_channels, NULL);

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