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Date: Sat,  2 Dec 2023 17:59:02 +0800
From: Zhipeng Lu <>
Cc: Sunil Goutham <>,
	Linu Cherian <>,
	Geetha sowjanya <>,
	Jerin Jacob <>,
	hariprasad <>,
	Subbaraya Sundeep <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Jakub Kicinski <>,
	Paolo Abeni <>,
	George Cherian <>,,
Subject: [PATCH] octeontx2-af: fix a use-after-free in rvu_npa_register_reporters

The rvu_dl will be freed in rvu_npa_health_reporters_destroy(rvu_dl)
after the create_workqueue fails, and after that free, the rvu_dl will
be translate back through rvu_npa_health_reporters_create,
rvu_health_reporters_create, and rvu_register_dl. Finally it goes to the
err_dl_health label, being freed again in
rvu_health_reporters_destroy(rvu) by rvu_npa_health_reporters_destroy.
In the second calls of rvu_npa_health_reporters_destroy, however,
it uses rvu_dl->rvu_npa_health_reporter, which is already freed at
the end of rvu_npa_health_reporters_destroy in the first call.

So this patch prevents the first destroy by instantly returning -ENONMEN
when create_workqueue fails. In addition, since the failure of
create_workqueue is the only entrence of label err, it has been
integrated into the error-handling path of create_workqueue.

Fixes: f1168d1e207c ("octeontx2-af: Add devlink health reporters for NPA")
Signed-off-by: Zhipeng Lu <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/octeontx2/af/rvu_devlink.c | 5 +----
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/octeontx2/af/rvu_devlink.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/octeontx2/af/rvu_devlink.c
index 41df5ac23f92..058f75dc4c8a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/octeontx2/af/rvu_devlink.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/octeontx2/af/rvu_devlink.c
@@ -1285,7 +1285,7 @@ static int rvu_npa_register_reporters(struct rvu_devlink *rvu_dl)
 	rvu_dl->devlink_wq = create_workqueue("rvu_devlink_wq");
 	if (!rvu_dl->devlink_wq)
-		goto err;
+		return -ENOMEM;
 	INIT_WORK(&rvu_reporters->intr_work, rvu_npa_intr_work);
 	INIT_WORK(&rvu_reporters->err_work, rvu_npa_err_work);
@@ -1293,9 +1293,6 @@ static int rvu_npa_register_reporters(struct rvu_devlink *rvu_dl)
 	INIT_WORK(&rvu_reporters->ras_work, rvu_npa_ras_work);
 	return 0;
-	rvu_npa_health_reporters_destroy(rvu_dl);
-	return -ENOMEM;
 static int rvu_npa_health_reporters_create(struct rvu_devlink *rvu_dl)

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