[PATCH AUTOSEL 5.10 39/62] Revert "net: liquidio: fix a NULL pointer dereference"

From: Sasha Levin
Date: Mon May 24 2021 - 10:58:59 EST

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit 4fd798a5a89114c1892574c50f2aebd49bc5b4f5 ]

This reverts commit fe543b2f174f34a7a751aa08b334fe6b105c4569.

Because of recent interactions with developers from @umn.edu, all
commits from them have been recently re-reviewed to ensure if they were
correct or not.

Upon review, this commit was found to be incorrect for the reasons
below, so it must be reverted. It will be fixed up "correctly" in a
later kernel change.

While the original commit does keep the immediate "NULL dereference"
from happening, it does not properly propagate the error back to the
callers, AND it does not fix this same identical issue in the
drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_vf_main.c for some reason.

Cc: Kangjie Lu <kjlu@xxxxxxx>
Cc: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210503115736.2104747-65-gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c | 5 -----
1 file changed, 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c
index 7d00d3a8ded4..e4c220f30040 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/liquidio/lio_main.c
@@ -1166,11 +1166,6 @@ static void send_rx_ctrl_cmd(struct lio *lio, int start_stop)
sc = (struct octeon_soft_command *)
octeon_alloc_soft_command(oct, OCTNET_CMD_SIZE,
16, 0);
- if (!sc) {
- netif_info(lio, rx_err, lio->netdev,
- "Failed to allocate octeon_soft_command\n");
- return;
- }

ncmd = (union octnet_cmd *)sc->virtdptr;