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Date:   Tue, 21 Jul 2020 18:32:18 +0100
From:   Tom Parkin <>
Cc:     Tom Parkin <>
Subject: [PATCH 26/29] l2tp: don't BUG_ON seqfile checks in l2tp_ppp

checkpatch advises that WARN_ON and recovery code are preferred over
BUG_ON which crashes the kernel.

l2tp_ppp has a BUG_ON check of struct seq_file's private pointer in
pppol2tp_seq_start prior to accessing data through that pointer.

Rather than crashing, we can simply bail out early and return NULL in
order to terminate the seq file processing in much the same way as we do
when reaching the end of tunnel/session instances to render.

Retain a WARN_ON to help trace possible bugs in this area.

Signed-off-by: Tom Parkin <>
 net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c b/net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c
index 6cd1a422c426..a58e0cc66e43 100644
--- a/net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c
+++ b/net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c
@@ -1479,7 +1479,12 @@ static void *pppol2tp_seq_start(struct seq_file *m, loff_t *offs)
 	if (!pos)
 		goto out;
-	BUG_ON(!m->private);
+	if (!m->private) {
+		WARN_ON(!m->private);
+		pd = NULL;
+		goto out;
+	}
 	pd = m->private;
 	net = seq_file_net(m);

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