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Date:   Mon, 7 Sep 2020 10:13:49 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Michael Chan <michael.chan@...adcom.com>
Cc:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Vasundhara Volam <vasundhara-v.volam@...adcom.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 2/2] bnxt_en: Fix NULL ptr dereference crash in
 bnxt_fw_reset_task()

On Sun, 6 Sep 2020 20:48:04 -0700 Michael Chan wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 8:13 PM Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 6 Sep 2020 15:07:02 -0700 Michael Chan wrote:  
> > > On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 12:25 PM Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org> wrote:  
> > > >
> > > > devlink can itself scheduler a recovery via:
> > > >
> > > >   bnxt_fw_fatal_recover() -> bnxt_fw_reset()
> > > >  
> > >
> > > Yes, this is how it is initiated when we call devlink_health_report()
> > > to report the error condition.  From bnxt_fw_reset(), we use a
> > > workqueue because we have to go through many states, requiring
> > > sleeping/polling to transition through the states.
> > >  
> > > > no? Maybe don't make the devlink recovery path need to go via a
> > > > workqueue?  
> > >
> > > Current implementation is going through a work queue.  
> >
> > What I'm saying is the code looks like this after this patch:
> >
> > +       clear_bit(BNXT_STATE_IN_FW_RESET, &bp->state);
> > +       bnxt_cancel_sp_work(bp);
> > +       bp->sp_event = 0;
> > +
> >         bnxt_dl_fw_reporters_destroy(bp, true);
> >
> > It cancels the work, _then_ destroys the reporter. But I think the
> > reported can be used to schedule a recovery from command line. So the
> > work may get re-scheduled after it has been canceled.  
> 
> bnxt_en does not support recovery from the command line.  We return
> -EOPNOTSUPP when it comes from the command line.
> 
> Recovery has to be triggered from a firmware reported error or a
> driver detected error.

I see it now, thanks.

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