[commits] batman-adv; branch, master, updated. v2010.1.0-174-g16506a6

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Sat Sep 18 17:36:11 CEST 2010

The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
commit 5d1d5b413ead68d71687c1baaff93e2a130d03ed
Author: Sven Eckelmann <sven.eckelmann at gmx.de>
Date:   Sat Sep 18 15:35:42 2010 +0000

    batman-adv: Use refcnt to track usage count of batman_if
    get_batman_if_by_netdev and get_active_batman_if may leak data from the
    rcu protected list of interfaces. The rcu protected list of all gateway
    nodes leaks the actual data outside the read-side critical area. This is
    not valid as we may free the data using a call_rcu created callback
    after we unlock using rcu_read_unlock. A workaround is to provide a
    reference count to be sure that the memory isn't freed to early.
    It is currently only to implement the already existing functionality and
    doesn't provide the full tracking of all usage cases.
    Additionally, we must hardif_hold inside the
    rcu_read_lock()..rcu_read_unlock() before we attach to the structure
    which "leaks" it. When another function now removed it from its usage
    context (primary_if, usage on stack, ...) then we must hardif_put it. If
    it is decremented to zero then we can issue the call_rcu to the freeing
    function. So "put" is not allowed inside an rcu_read_lock.
    Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven.eckelmann at gmx.de>

diff --git a/hard-interface.c b/hard-interface.c
index 0b3ee6b..445498c 100644
--- a/hard-interface.c
+++ b/hard-interface.c
@@ -403,6 +403,8 @@ static struct batman_if *hardif_add_interface(struct net_device *net_dev)
 	batman_if->soft_iface = NULL;
 	batman_if->if_status = IF_NOT_IN_USE;
+	atomic_set(&batman_if->refcnt, 0);
+	hardif_hold(batman_if);
@@ -435,8 +437,7 @@ static void hardif_remove_interface(struct batman_if *batman_if)
-	dev_put(batman_if->net_dev);
-	kfree(batman_if);
+	hardif_put(batman_if);
 void hardif_remove_interfaces(void)
diff --git a/hard-interface.h b/hard-interface.h
index 4b49527..d550889 100644
--- a/hard-interface.h
+++ b/hard-interface.h
@@ -42,4 +42,17 @@ int batman_skb_recv(struct sk_buff *skb,
 int hardif_min_mtu(struct net_device *soft_iface);
 void update_min_mtu(struct net_device *soft_iface);
+static inline void hardif_hold(struct batman_if *batman_if)
+	atomic_inc(&batman_if->refcnt);
+static inline void hardif_put(struct batman_if *batman_if)
+	if (atomic_dec_and_test(&batman_if->refcnt)) {
+		dev_put(batman_if->net_dev);
+		kfree(batman_if);
+	}
diff --git a/types.h b/types.h
index ecc4365..a609100 100644
--- a/types.h
+++ b/types.h
@@ -44,6 +44,7 @@ struct batman_if {
 	unsigned char *packet_buff;
 	int packet_len;
 	struct kobject *hardif_obj;
+	atomic_t refcnt;
 	struct packet_type batman_adv_ptype;
 	struct net_device *soft_iface;


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