[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 6913d61be5757dab2327a64a95d87caf7cca0632
Author: Sven Eckelmann <sven at narfation.org>
Date:   Fri Jul 15 17:39:32 2016 +0200

    batman-adv: Place kref_get for tvlv_container 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/tvlv.c b/net/batman-adv/tvlv.c
index 3d1cf0f..3533867 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/tvlv.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/tvlv.c
@@ -257,8 +257,13 @@ void batadv_tvlv_container_register(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
 	tvlv_old = batadv_tvlv_container_get(bat_priv, type, version);
 	batadv_tvlv_container_remove(bat_priv, tvlv_old);
+	kref_get(&tvlv_new->refcount);
 	hlist_add_head(&tvlv_new->list, &bat_priv->tvlv.container_list);
+	/* don't return reference to new tvlv_container */
+	batadv_tvlv_container_put(tvlv_new);


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