[linux-next] LinuxNextTracking branch, master, updated. next-20160512

batman at open-mesh.org batman at open-mesh.org
Fri May 13 00:15:42 CEST 2016

The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
commit 0de32ceee156787429035c974316f4e5098cf722
Author: Sven Eckelmann <sven at narfation.org>
Date:   Sat Mar 5 16:09:21 2016 +0100

    batman-adv: Use kref_get for batadv_nc_get_nc_node
    batadv_nc_get_nc_node requires that the caller already has a valid
    reference for orig_neigh_node. It is therefore not possible that it has an
    reference counter of 0 and was still given to this function
    The kref_get function instead WARNs (with debug information) when the
    reference counter would still be 0. This makes a bug in batman-adv better
    visible because kref_get_unless_zero would have ignored this problem.
    Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven at narfation.org>
    Signed-off-by: Marek Lindner <mareklindner at neomailbox.ch>
    Signed-off-by: Antonio Quartulli <a at unstable.cc>

diff --git a/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c b/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c
index 1da8e0e..953dff1 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c
@@ -856,8 +856,7 @@ batadv_nc_get_nc_node(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
 	if (!nc_node)
 		return NULL;
-	if (!kref_get_unless_zero(&orig_neigh_node->refcount))
-		goto free;
+	kref_get(&orig_neigh_node->refcount);
 	/* Initialize nc_node */
@@ -884,10 +883,6 @@ batadv_nc_get_nc_node(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
 	return nc_node;
-	kfree(nc_node);
-	return NULL;


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