4.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Heiner Kallweit <hkallwe...@gmail.com>

[ Upstream commit 19c9ea363a244f85f90a424f9936e6d56449e33c ]

pci_set_drvdata() is called only after registering the net_device,
therefore we could run into a NPE if one of the functions using
driver_data is called before it's set.

Fix this by calling pci_set_drvdata() before registering the

This fix is a candidate for stable. As far as I can see the
bug has been there in kernel version 3.2 already, therefore
I can't provide a reference which commit is fixed by it.

The fix may need small adjustments per kernel version because
due to other changes the label which is jumped to if
register_netdev() fails has changed over time.

Reported-by: David Miller <da...@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <hkallwe...@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <da...@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org>
 drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
@@ -8466,12 +8466,12 @@ static int rtl_init_one(struct pci_dev *
                goto err_out_msi_5;
+       pci_set_drvdata(pdev, dev);
        rc = register_netdev(dev);
        if (rc < 0)
                goto err_out_cnt_6;
-       pci_set_drvdata(pdev, dev);
        netif_info(tp, probe, dev, "%s at 0x%p, %pM, XID %08x IRQ %d\n",
                   rtl_chip_infos[chipset].name, ioaddr, dev->dev_addr,
                   (u32)(RTL_R32(TxConfig) & 0x9cf0f8ff), pdev->irq);

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