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* Coverity: dsa_switch_probe(): Null pointer dereferences
@ 2019-10-28 23:01 coverity-bot
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From: coverity-bot @ 2019-10-28 23:01 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Vivien Didelot
  Cc: Florian Fainelli, Jakub Kicinski, Gustavo A. R. Silva, linux-next


This is an experimental automated report about issues detected by Coverity
from a scan of next-20191025 as part of the linux-next weekly scan project:

You're getting this email because you were associated with the identified
lines of code (noted below) that were touched by recent commits:

7e99e3470172 ("net: dsa: remove dsa_switch_alloc helper")

Coverity reported the following:

*** CID 1487378:  Null pointer dereferences  (REVERSE_INULL)
/net/dsa/dsa2.c: 849 in dsa_switch_probe()
843     static int dsa_switch_probe(struct dsa_switch *ds)
844     {
845     	struct dsa_chip_data *pdata = ds->dev->platform_data;
846     	struct device_node *np = ds->dev->of_node;
847     	int err;
vvv     CID 1487378:  Null pointer dereferences  (REVERSE_INULL)
vvv     Null-checking "ds->dev" suggests that it may be null, but it has already been dereferenced on all paths leading to the check.
849     	if (!ds->dev)
850     		return -ENODEV;
852     	if (!ds->num_ports)
853     		return -EINVAL;

If this is a false positive, please let us know so we can mark it as
such, or teach the Coverity rules to be smarter. If not, please make
sure fixes get into linux-next. :) For patches fixing this, please

Reported-by: coverity-bot <>
Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1487378 ("Null pointer dereferences")
Fixes: 7e99e3470172 ("net: dsa: remove dsa_switch_alloc helper")

Thanks for your attention!


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