From: Jacob Keller <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:22:27 -0700

> When fq_codel_init fails, qdisc_create_dflt will cleanup by using
> qdisc_destroy. This function calls the ->reset() op prior to calling the
> ->destroy() op.
> Unfortunately, during the failure flow for sch_fq_codel, the ->flows
> parameter is not initialized, so the fq_codel_reset function will null
> pointer dereference.
> This is caused because flows_cnt is non-zero, but flows hasn't been
> initialized. fq_codel_init has left the private data in a partially
> initialized state.
> To fix this, reset flows_cnt to 0 when we fail to initialize.
> Additionally, to make the state more consistent, also cleanup the flows
> pointer when the allocation of backlogs fails.
> This fixes the NULL pointer dereference, since both the for-loop and
> memset in fq_codel_reset will be no-ops when flow_cnt is zero.
> Signed-off-by: Jacob Keller <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks!

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