[linux-next] LinuxNextTracking branch, master, updated. next-20160824

batman at open-mesh.org batman at open-mesh.org
Thu Aug 25 00:15:44 CEST 2016

The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
commit da7a26af4ae7192e63103aaaf0941a1fd42723df
Author: Sven Eckelmann <sven at narfation.org>
Date:   Fri Jul 15 17:39:30 2016 +0200

    batman-adv: Place kref_get for nc_node near use
    It is hard to understand why the refcnt is increased when it isn't done
    near the actual place the new reference is used. So using kref_get right
    before the place which requires the reference and in the same function
    helps to avoid accidental problems caused by incorrect reference counting.
    Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven at narfation.org>
    Signed-off-by: Marek Lindner <mareklindner at neomailbox.ch>
    Signed-off-by: Simon Wunderlich <sw at simonwunderlich.de>

diff --git a/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c b/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c
index 3814cfb..4f4cfe5 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c
@@ -859,7 +859,6 @@ batadv_nc_get_nc_node(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
 	/* Initialize nc_node */
-	kref_get(&nc_node->refcount);
 	ether_addr_copy(nc_node->addr, orig_node->orig);
 	nc_node->orig_node = orig_neigh_node;
@@ -878,6 +877,7 @@ batadv_nc_get_nc_node(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
 	/* Add nc_node to orig_node */
+	kref_get(&nc_node->refcount);
 	list_add_tail_rcu(&nc_node->list, list);


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