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Date:   Tue, 12 Mar 2019 02:56:33 -0500
From:   Kangjie Lu <kjlu@....edu>
To:     kjlu@....edu
Cc:     pakki001@....edu, Ping-Ke Shih <pkshih@...ltek.com>,
        Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] net: rtlwifi: fix a potential NULL pointer dereference

In case alloc_workqueue fails, the fix reports the error and
returns to avoid NULL pointer dereference.

Signed-off-by: Kangjie Lu <kjlu@....edu>
---
 drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/base.c | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/base.c b/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/base.c
index 217d2a7a43c7..ac746c322554 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/base.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/base.c
@@ -448,6 +448,11 @@ static void _rtl_init_deferred_work(struct ieee80211_hw *hw)
 	/* <2> work queue */
 	rtlpriv->works.hw = hw;
 	rtlpriv->works.rtl_wq = alloc_workqueue("%s", 0, 0, rtlpriv->cfg->name);
+	if (unlikely(!rtlpriv->works.rtl_wq)) {
+		pr_err("Failed to allocate work queue\n");
+		return;
+	}
+
 	INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&rtlpriv->works.watchdog_wq,
 			  (void *)rtl_watchdog_wq_callback);
 	INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&rtlpriv->works.ips_nic_off_wq,
-- 
2.17.1

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