[commits] batman-adv; branch, next, updated. v2010.1.0-39-g078eb6a

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Sat Sep 18 18:04:20 CEST 2010


The following commit has been merged in the next branch:
commit 4dd9bc01f2cf13135cf15d41dbf6479446fe4a06
Author: Sven Eckelmann <sven.eckelmann at gmx.de>
Date:   Sat Sep 18 15:35:31 2010 +0000

    batman-adv: Introduce if_list_lock to protect if_list
    
    The update critical sections of if_list must be protected by a locking
    primitive other than RCU. The iterator must also be protected by the
    chosen locking mechanism.
    
    The rtnl_lock in hardif_remove_interfaces must also be moved outside the
    iterator primitive to ensure that we don't deadlock the kernel due to
    differently nested locks in hardif_remove_interfaces and hard_if_event.
    
    Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven.eckelmann at gmx.de>

diff --git a/hard-interface.c b/hard-interface.c
index edbfddf..3cd7cb1 100644
--- a/hard-interface.c
+++ b/hard-interface.c
@@ -35,6 +35,9 @@
 
 #define MIN(x, y) ((x) < (y) ? (x) : (y))
 
+/* protect update critical side of if_list - but not the content */
+static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(if_list_lock);
+
 struct batman_if *get_batman_if_by_netdev(struct net_device *net_dev)
 {
 	struct batman_if *batman_if;
@@ -402,7 +405,11 @@ static struct batman_if *hardif_add_interface(struct net_device *net_dev)
 	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&batman_if->list);
 
 	check_known_mac_addr(batman_if->net_dev->dev_addr);
+
+	spin_lock(&if_list_lock);
 	list_add_tail_rcu(&batman_if->list, &if_list);
+	spin_unlock(&if_list_lock);
+
 	return batman_if;
 
 free_if:
@@ -430,6 +437,8 @@ static void hardif_remove_interface(struct batman_if *batman_if)
 		return;
 
 	batman_if->if_status = IF_TO_BE_REMOVED;
+
+	/* caller must take if_list_lock */
 	list_del_rcu(&batman_if->list);
 	sysfs_del_hardif(&batman_if->hardif_obj);
 	dev_put(batman_if->net_dev);
@@ -440,11 +449,13 @@ void hardif_remove_interfaces(void)
 {
 	struct batman_if *batman_if, *batman_if_tmp;
 
+	rtnl_lock();
+	spin_lock(&if_list_lock);
 	list_for_each_entry_safe(batman_if, batman_if_tmp, &if_list, list) {
-		rtnl_lock();
 		hardif_remove_interface(batman_if);
-		rtnl_unlock();
 	}
+	spin_unlock(&if_list_lock);
+	rtnl_unlock();
 }
 
 static int hard_if_event(struct notifier_block *this,
@@ -469,7 +480,9 @@ static int hard_if_event(struct notifier_block *this,
 		hardif_deactivate_interface(batman_if);
 		break;
 	case NETDEV_UNREGISTER:
+		spin_lock(&if_list_lock);
 		hardif_remove_interface(batman_if);
+		spin_unlock(&if_list_lock);
 		break;
 	case NETDEV_CHANGEMTU:
 		if (batman_if->soft_iface)

-- 
batman-adv


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