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Date:   Mon, 14 Dec 2020 18:26:50 -0800
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Simon Horman <>
Cc:     David Miller <>,
        Louis Peens <>,,,
        wenxu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] nfp: do not send control messages during cleanup

On Fri, 11 Dec 2020 10:27:38 +0100 Simon Horman wrote:
> On cleanup the txbufs are freed before app cleanup. But app clean-up may
> result in control messages due to use of common control paths. There is no
> need to clean-up the NIC in such cases so simply discard requests. Without
> such a check a NULL pointer dereference occurs.
> Fixes: a1db217861f3 ("net: flow_offload: fix flow_indr_dev_unregister path")
> Cc: wenxu <>
> Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <>
> Signed-off-by: Louis Peens <>

Hm. We can apply this as a quick fix, but I'd think that app->stop
(IIRC that's the callback) is responsible for making sure that
everything gets shut down and no more cmsgs can be generated after
ctrl vNIC goes down. Perhaps some code needs to be reshuffled between
init/clean and start/stop for flower? WDYT?

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