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authorSven Eckelmann <sven@narfation.org>2011-01-28 18:34:07 +0100
committerSven Eckelmann <sven@narfation.org>2011-01-30 10:32:08 +0100
commit1181e1daace88018b2ff66592aa10a4791d705ff (patch)
tree7cea108c5063c61b74904070396c98c4b1bf29fa /net
parentdda9fc6b2c59f056e7a2b313b8423b14a4df25a9 (diff)
batman-adv: Make vis info stack traversal threadsafe
The batman-adv vis server has to a stack which stores all information about packets which should be send later. This stack is protected with a spinlock that is used to prevent concurrent write access to it. The send_vis_packets function has to take all elements from the stack and send them to other hosts over the primary interface. The send will be initiated without the lock which protects the stack. The implementation using list_for_each_entry_safe has the problem that it stores the next element as "safe ptr" to allow the deletion of the current element in the list. The list may be modified during the unlock/lock pair in the loop body which may make the safe pointer not pointing to correct next element. It is safer to remove and use the first element from the stack until no elements are available. This does not need reduntant information which would have to be validated each time the lock was removed. Reported-by: Russell Senior <russell@personaltelco.net> Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven@narfation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'net')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/net/batman-adv/vis.c b/net/batman-adv/vis.c
index 988296cdf7c..de1022cacaf 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/vis.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/vis.c
@@ -816,7 +816,7 @@ static void send_vis_packets(struct work_struct *work)
container_of(work, struct delayed_work, work);
struct bat_priv *bat_priv =
container_of(delayed_work, struct bat_priv, vis_work);
- struct vis_info *info, *temp;
+ struct vis_info *info;
@@ -826,8 +826,9 @@ static void send_vis_packets(struct work_struct *work)
send_list_add(bat_priv, bat_priv->my_vis_info);
- list_for_each_entry_safe(info, temp, &bat_priv->vis_send_list,
- send_list) {
+ while (!list_empty(&bat_priv->vis_send_list)) {
+ info = list_first_entry(&bat_priv->vis_send_list,
+ typeof(*info), send_list);