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Date:   Fri,  3 Jan 2020 18:49:50 -0800
From:   Jeff Kirsher <>
Cc:     Mitch Williams <>,,,,
        Andrew Bowers <>,
        Jeff Kirsher <>
Subject: [net-next 13/16] ice: add extra check for null Rx descriptor

From: Mitch Williams <>

In the case where the hardware gives us a null Rx descriptor, it is
theoretically possible that we could call one of our skb-construction
functions with no data pointer, which would cause a panic.

In real life, this will never happen - we only get null RX
descriptors as the final descriptor in a chain of otherwise-valid
descriptors. When this happens, the skb will be extant and we'll just
call ice_add_rx_frag(), which can deal with empty data buffers.

Unfortunately, Coverity does not have intimate knowledge of our
hardware, so we must add a check here.

Signed-off-by: Mitch Williams <>
Tested-by: Andrew Bowers <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_txrx.c | 13 ++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_txrx.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_txrx.c
index b77514bbd7ba..fd17ace6b226 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_txrx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_txrx.c
@@ -1071,13 +1071,16 @@ static int ice_clean_rx_irq(struct ice_ring *rx_ring, int budget)
 		ice_put_rx_buf(rx_ring, rx_buf);
-		if (skb)
+		if (skb) {
 			ice_add_rx_frag(rx_ring, rx_buf, skb, size);
-		else if (ice_ring_uses_build_skb(rx_ring))
-			skb = ice_build_skb(rx_ring, rx_buf, &xdp);
-		else
+		} else if (likely( {
+			if (ice_ring_uses_build_skb(rx_ring))
+				skb = ice_build_skb(rx_ring, rx_buf, &xdp);
+			else
+				skb = ice_construct_skb(rx_ring, rx_buf, &xdp);
+		} else {
 			skb = ice_construct_skb(rx_ring, rx_buf, &xdp);
+		}
 		/* exit if we failed to retrieve a buffer */
 		if (!skb) {

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