[ldv-project] [net] libertas: potential race condition
quozl at laptop.org
Tue Jun 7 15:51:14 PDT 2016
On Tue, Jun 07, 2016 at 09:39:55AM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 2016-06-07 at 13:30 +0400, Pavel Andrianov wrote:
> > Hi!
> > There is a potential race condition in
> > drivers/net/wireless/libertas/libertas.ko.
> > In the function lbs_hard_start_xmit(..), line 159, a socket buffer
> > is
> > written to priv->current_skb with a spin_lock protection.
> > In the function lbs_mac_event_disconnected(..), lines 50-51, the
> > field
> > current_skb is cleaned. There is no protection used. The
> > corresponding
> > handlers are activated at the same time in lbs_start_card(..) and
> > then
> > may be executed simultaneously. Note, there are two structures
> > lbs_netdev_ops and mesh_netdev_ops, which have the target handler
> > lbs_hard_start_xmit.
> > Is it a real race or I have missed something?
> Yeah, it looks like it should be grabbing priv->driver_lock before
> clearing priv->currenttxskb in lbs_mac_event_disconnected(). Care to
> submit a patch after testing? Do you have any of that hardware?
I've hardware, with serial console.
Can test any patch, on USB (8388) or SDIO (8686).
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