[Bridge] [PATCH net-next] bridge: add missing bridge port check for offloads

roopa at cumulusnetworks.com roopa at cumulusnetworks.com
Fri Feb 6 06:24:45 UTC 2015

From: Roopa Prabhu <roopa at cumulusnetworks.com>

This patch fixes a missing bridge port check caught by smatch.

setlink/dellink of attributes like vlans can come for a bridge device
and there is no need to offload those today. So, this patch adds a bridge
port check. (In these cases however, the BRIDGE_SELF flags will always be set
and we may not hit a problem with the current code).

smatch complaint:

The patch 68e331c785b8: "bridge: offload bridge port attributes to
switch asic if feature flag set" from Jan 29, 2015, leads to the
following Smatch complaint:

net/bridge/br_netlink.c:552 br_setlink()
	 error: we previously assumed 'p' could be null (see line 518)

   518		if (p && protinfo) {
Check for NULL.

Reported-By: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter at oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Roopa Prabhu <roopa at cumulusnetworks.com>
 net/bridge/br_netlink.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_netlink.c b/net/bridge/br_netlink.c
index b93f42c..4fbcea0 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_netlink.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_netlink.c
@@ -543,7 +543,7 @@ int br_setlink(struct net_device *dev, struct nlmsghdr *nlh, u16 flags)
 				afspec, RTM_SETLINK);
-	if (!(flags & BRIDGE_FLAGS_SELF)) {
+	if (p && !(flags & BRIDGE_FLAGS_SELF)) {
 		/* set bridge attributes in hardware if supported
 		ret_offload = netdev_switch_port_bridge_setlink(dev, nlh,
@@ -583,7 +583,7 @@ int br_dellink(struct net_device *dev, struct nlmsghdr *nlh, u16 flags)
 		br_ifinfo_notify(RTM_NEWLINK, p);
-	if (!(flags & BRIDGE_FLAGS_SELF)) {
+	if (p && !(flags & BRIDGE_FLAGS_SELF)) {
 		/* del bridge attributes in hardware
 		ret_offload = netdev_switch_port_bridge_dellink(dev, nlh,

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