ath10k: kernel BUG at net/core/skbuff.c:147

Ben Greear greearb at
Tue May 6 09:50:24 PDT 2014

On 05/06/2014 03:00 AM, Avery Pennarun wrote:
> Here's another crash I'm getting sometimes.
> This is with 3.2.26 kernel, mindspeed c2000 (armv7l) processor, and
> backports built using kvalo's ath-next branch, with commit
> v3.15-rc1-237-gd9bc4b9, firmware 10.1.467.2-1.
> This didn't happen with the previous driver version I was using,
> ath10k-stable-3.11-8.

> Someone at work has partially analyzed it as follows:
> """
> There is a change between the last backports and the new one involving how MSDU
> sk_buffs are handled. It appears to be copying a chain of skbs to the
> tail of the first skb.
> The panic happens when there is insufficient headroom, which this
> function doesn't change.
> So though interesting, this doesn't appear to be involved in the panic.
> [This patch seems to be from greearb, cc'd.]

Before my patch, MSDUs were just dropped, so they must have been
fairly rare and/or un-tested in most work loads.

Can you find which part of the ath10k driver is calling the code
that calls the skb_push, ie using gdb and the 'l *(ath10k_htt_txrx_compl_task+0x7ec)' command?


Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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