[PATCH 24/27] Staging: batman-adv: Don't remove interface with spinlock held

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at suse.de
Thu Dec 2 21:09:06 UTC 2010


From: Sven Eckelmann <sven.eckelmann at gmx.de>

We call a lot of the netdevice code when holding if_list_lock which will
spin the whole time. This is not necessary because we only want to
protect the access to the list to be serialized. An extra queue can be
used which hold all interfaces which should be removed and then use that
queue without any locks for netdevice cleanup.

We create a "scheduling while atomic" Oops when calling different
netdevice related functions inside a spinlock protected area on a
preemtible kernel.

Reported-by: Rafal Lesniak <lesniak at eresi-project.org>
Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven.eckelmann at gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at suse.de>
---
 drivers/staging/batman-adv/hard-interface.c |   19 +++++++++++++------
 1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/batman-adv/hard-interface.c b/drivers/staging/batman-adv/hard-interface.c
index b68a7e5..d85de82 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/batman-adv/hard-interface.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/batman-adv/hard-interface.c
@@ -463,9 +463,6 @@ 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);
 	synchronize_rcu();
 	sysfs_del_hardif(&batman_if->hardif_obj);
 	hardif_put(batman_if);
@@ -474,13 +471,21 @@ static void hardif_remove_interface(struct batman_if *batman_if)
 void hardif_remove_interfaces(void)
 {
 	struct batman_if *batman_if, *batman_if_tmp;
+	struct list_head if_queue;
+
+	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&if_queue);
 
-	rtnl_lock();
 	spin_lock(&if_list_lock);
 	list_for_each_entry_safe(batman_if, batman_if_tmp, &if_list, list) {
-		hardif_remove_interface(batman_if);
+		list_del_rcu(&batman_if->list);
+		list_add_tail(&batman_if->list, &if_queue);
 	}
 	spin_unlock(&if_list_lock);
+
+	rtnl_lock();
+	list_for_each_entry_safe(batman_if, batman_if_tmp, &if_queue, list) {
+		hardif_remove_interface(batman_if);
+	}
 	rtnl_unlock();
 }
 
@@ -507,8 +512,10 @@ static int hard_if_event(struct notifier_block *this,
 		break;
 	case NETDEV_UNREGISTER:
 		spin_lock(&if_list_lock);
-		hardif_remove_interface(batman_if);
+		list_del_rcu(&batman_if->list);
 		spin_unlock(&if_list_lock);
+
+		hardif_remove_interface(batman_if);
 		break;
 	case NETDEV_CHANGEMTU:
 		if (batman_if->soft_iface)
-- 
1.7.1




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