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From: Michael Chan <>
To: "Peter Münster" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v4] net: b44: set pause params only when interface is up
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2024 09:37:29 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Wed, Apr 24, 2024 at 6:51 AM Peter Münster <> wrote:
> b44_free_rings() accesses b44::rx_buffers (and ::tx_buffers)
> unconditionally, but b44::rx_buffers is only valid when the
> device is up (they get allocated in b44_open(), and deallocated
> again in b44_close()), any other time these are just a NULL pointers.
> So if you try to change the pause params while the network interface
> is disabled/administratively down, everything explodes (which likely
> netifd tries to do).
> Link:
> Fixes: 1da177e4c3f4 (Linux-2.6.12-rc2)
> Cc:
> Reported-by: Peter Münster <>
> Suggested-by: Jonas Gorski <>
> Signed-off-by: Vaclav Svoboda <>
> Tested-by: Peter Münster <>
> Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Münster <>

Reviewed-by: Michael Chan <>

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  reply	other threads:[~2024-04-24 16:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2024-04-24 13:51 [PATCH net v4] net: b44: set pause params only when interface is up Peter Münster
2024-04-24 16:37 ` Michael Chan [this message]
2024-04-25  5:20 ` Hariprasad Kelam
2024-04-25 15:40 ` patchwork-bot+netdevbpf

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