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Date:   Sat, 3 Oct 2020 11:24:34 +0530
From:   Anant Thazhemadam <anant.thazhemadam@...il.com>
To:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:     linux-kernel-mentees@...ts.linuxfoundation.org,
        syzbot+abbc768b560c84d92fd3@...kaller.appspotmail.com,
        petkan@...leusys.com, kuba@...nel.org, linux-usb@...r.kernel.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] net: usb: rtl8150: prevent set_ethernet_addr from
 setting uninit address


On 03-10-2020 04:08, David Miller wrote:
> From: Anant Thazhemadam <anant.thazhemadam@...il.com>
> Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2020 17:04:13 +0530
>
>> But this patch is about ensuring that an uninitialized variable's
>> value (whatever that may be) is not set as the ethernet address
>> blindly (without any form of checking if get_registers() worked
>> as expected, or not).
> Right, and if you are going to check for errors then you have to
> handle the error properly.
>
> And the proper way to handle this error is to set a random ethernet
> address on the device.

Yes, I've understood that now.
I've prepared and tested a v3 accordingly, and will have it sent in soon enough.
Thank you so much for this!  :)

Thanks,
Anant

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