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* [dpdk-stable] [PATCH] net/pcap: fix possible crash on exit for infinite Rx
@ 2020-10-09 16:16 Ferruh Yigit
  2020-10-12 17:08 ` Ferruh Yigit
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Ferruh Yigit @ 2020-10-09 16:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Ferruh Yigit, Cian Ferriter; +Cc: dev, stable, rchibois

If the infinite Rx argument ('infinite_rx') is provided a ring is
allocated and filled in the '.rx_queue_setup' dev_ops.
Later this ring freed in the '.dev_close' dev_ops.

If the 'infinite_rx' provided and '.dev_close' called before
'.rx_queue_setup', the ring will be NULL and trying to empty/free it
will cause a crash.

This is fixed by adding ring NULL check before trying to empty/free it.

Bugzilla ID: 548
Fixes: a3f5252e5cbd ("net/pcap: enable infinitely Rx a pcap file")

Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <>
 drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c b/drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c
index 057aa9dbfc..49764c0ee6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c
+++ b/drivers/net/pcap/rte_eth_pcap.c
@@ -748,6 +748,13 @@ eth_dev_close(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
 			struct pcap_rx_queue *pcap_q = &internals->rx_queue[i];
 			struct rte_mbuf *pcap_buf;
+			/*
+			 * 'pcap_q->pkts' can be NULL if 'eth_dev_close()'
+			 * called before 'eth_rx_queue_setup()' has been called
+			 */
+			if (pcap_q->pkts == NULL)
+				continue;
 			while (!rte_ring_dequeue(pcap_q->pkts,
 					(void **)&pcap_buf))

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