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Date:   Sat, 25 Jul 2020 13:55:09 +0800 (GMT+08:00)
To:     "David Miller" <>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH] octeontx2-af: Fix use of uninitialized pointer bmap

> From: Dinghao Liu <>
> Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 16:06:57 +0800
> > If req->ctype does not match any of NIX_AQ_CTYPE_CQ,
> > NIX_AQ_CTYPE_SQ or NIX_AQ_CTYPE_RQ, pointer bmap will remain
> > uninitialized and be accessed in test_bit(), which can lead
> > to kernal crash.
> This can never happen.
> > Fix this by returning an error code if this case is triggered.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Dinghao Liu <>
> I strongly dislike changes like this.
> Most callers of nix_lf_hwctx_disable() inside of rvu_nix.c set
> req->ctype to one of the handled values.
> The only other case, rvu_mbox_handler_nix_hwctx_disable(), is a
> completely unused function and should be removed.
> There is no functional problem in this code at all.
> It is not possible show a code path where the stated problem can
> actually occur.

It's clear to me now. Thanks.


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