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Date:   Sat, 3 Oct 2020 11:24:34 +0530
From:   Anant Thazhemadam <>
To:     David Miller <>
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 <>
> 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!  :)


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