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Date:   Thu, 12 May 2022 19:09:12 +0300
From:   Pavel Skripkin <>
To:     Jeff Johnson <>,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/2] ath9k: fix use-after-free in ath9k_hif_usb_rx_cb

Hi Jeff,

On 5/12/22 19:05, Jeff Johnson wrote:
> On 2/7/2022 12:24 PM, Pavel Skripkin wrote:
> [...snip...]
>> -
>> -#define TX_STAT_INC(c) (hif_dev->htc_handle->drv_priv->debug.tx_stats.c++)
>> -#define TX_STAT_ADD(c, a) (hif_dev->htc_handle->drv_priv->debug.tx_stats.c += a)
>> -#define RX_STAT_INC(c) (hif_dev->htc_handle->drv_priv->debug.skbrx_stats.c++)
>> -#define RX_STAT_ADD(c, a) (hif_dev->htc_handle->drv_priv->debug.skbrx_stats.c += a)
>> +#define __STAT_SAVE(expr) (hif_dev->htc_handle->drv_priv ? (expr) : 0)
>> +#define TX_STAT_INC(c) __STAT_SAVE(hif_dev->htc_handle->drv_priv->debug.tx_stats.c++)
>> +#define TX_STAT_ADD(c, a) __STAT_SAVE(hif_dev->htc_handle->drv_priv->debug.tx_stats.c += a)
>> +#define RX_STAT_INC(c) __STAT_SAVE(hif_dev->htc_handle->drv_priv->debug.skbrx_stats.c++)
>> +#define RX_STAT_ADD(c, a) __STAT_SAVE(hif_dev->htc_handle->drv_priv->debug.skbrx_stats.c += a)
> it is unfortunate that the existing macros don't abide by the coding style:
> 	Things to avoid when using macros:
> 	macros that depend on having a local variable with a magic name
> the companion macros in ath9k/debug.h do the right thing
> perhaps this could be given to Kernel Janitors for subsequent cleanup?

Thanks for pointing that out!

I will clean them up in next version. I think, it will be much easier 
than proposing this task to Kernel Janitors.

With regards,
Pavel Skripkin

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