[PATCH 3/3] rt2x00: fix crash in rt2800usb_write_tx_desc

leann.ogasawara at canonical.com leann.ogasawara at canonical.com
Wed Sep 7 23:21:25 UTC 2011

From: Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka at redhat.com>

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/842955

Patch should fix this oops:

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 000000a0
IP: [<f8e06078>] rt2800usb_write_tx_desc+0x18/0xc0 [rt2800usb]
*pdpt = 000000002408c001 *pde = 0000000024079067 *pte = 0000000000000000
Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
EIP: 0060:[<f8e06078>] EFLAGS: 00010282 CPU: 0
EIP is at rt2800usb_write_tx_desc+0x18/0xc0 [rt2800usb]
EAX: 00000035 EBX: ef2bef10 ECX: 00000000 EDX: d40958a0
ESI: ef1865f8 EDI: ef1865f8 EBP: d4095878 ESP: d409585c
 DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 00e0 SS: 0068
Call Trace:
 [<f8da5e85>] rt2x00queue_write_tx_frame+0x155/0x300 [rt2x00lib]
 [<f8da424c>] rt2x00mac_tx+0x7c/0x370 [rt2x00lib]
 [<c04882b2>] ? mark_held_locks+0x62/0x90
 [<c081f645>] ? _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x35/0x60
 [<c04884ba>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0x5a/0x170
 [<c04885db>] ? trace_hardirqs_on+0xb/0x10
 [<f8d618ac>] __ieee80211_tx+0x5c/0x1e0 [mac80211]
 [<f8d631fc>] ieee80211_tx+0xbc/0xe0 [mac80211]
 [<f8d63163>] ? ieee80211_tx+0x23/0xe0 [mac80211]
 [<f8d632e1>] ieee80211_xmit+0xc1/0x200 [mac80211]
 [<f8d63220>] ? ieee80211_tx+0xe0/0xe0 [mac80211]
 [<c0487d45>] ? lock_release_holdtime+0x35/0x1b0
 [<f8d63986>] ? ieee80211_subif_start_xmit+0x446/0x5f0 [mac80211]
 [<f8d637dd>] ieee80211_subif_start_xmit+0x29d/0x5f0 [mac80211]
 [<f8d63924>] ? ieee80211_subif_start_xmit+0x3e4/0x5f0 [mac80211]
 [<c0760188>] ? sock_setsockopt+0x6a8/0x6f0
 [<c0760000>] ? sock_setsockopt+0x520/0x6f0
 [<c076daef>] dev_hard_start_xmit+0x2ef/0x650

Oops might happen because we perform parallel putting new entries in a
queue (rt2x00queue_write_tx_frame()) and removing entries after
finishing transmitting (rt2800usb_work_txdone()). There are cases when
_txdone may process an entry that was not fully send and nullify
entry->skb .

To fix check in _txdone if entry has flags that indicate pending
transmission and wait until flags get cleared.

Reported-by: Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz at lucidpixels.com>
Cc: stable at kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka at redhat.com>
Acked-by: Ivo van Doorn <IvDoorn at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville at tuxdriver.com>
(cherry picked from commit 4b1bfb7d2d125af6653d6c2305356b2677f79dc6)

Signed-off-by: Leann Ogasawara <leann.ogasawara at canonical.com>
 drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c |   13 ++++++++++++-
 1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c
index 4ad663a..80fb51e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2800usb.c
@@ -464,6 +464,15 @@ static bool rt2800usb_txdone_entry_check(struct queue_entry *entry, u32 reg)
 	int wcid, ack, pid;
 	int tx_wcid, tx_ack, tx_pid;
+	if (test_bit(ENTRY_OWNER_DEVICE_DATA, &entry->flags) ||
+	    !test_bit(ENTRY_DATA_STATUS_PENDING, &entry->flags)) {
+		WARNING(entry->queue->rt2x00dev,
+			"Data pending for entry %u in queue %u\n",
+			entry->entry_idx, entry->queue->qid);
+		cond_resched();
+		return false;
+	}
 	wcid	= rt2x00_get_field32(reg, TX_STA_FIFO_WCID);
 	ack	= rt2x00_get_field32(reg, TX_STA_FIFO_TX_ACK_REQUIRED);
 	pid	= rt2x00_get_field32(reg, TX_STA_FIFO_PID_TYPE);
@@ -557,8 +566,10 @@ static void rt2800usb_work_txdone(struct work_struct *work)
 		while (!rt2x00queue_empty(queue)) {
 			entry = rt2x00queue_get_entry(queue, Q_INDEX_DONE);
-			if (test_bit(ENTRY_OWNER_DEVICE_DATA, &entry->flags))
+			if (test_bit(ENTRY_OWNER_DEVICE_DATA, &entry->flags) ||
+			    !test_bit(ENTRY_DATA_STATUS_PENDING, &entry->flags))
 			if (test_bit(ENTRY_DATA_IO_FAILED, &entry->flags))
 				rt2x00lib_txdone_noinfo(entry, TXDONE_FAILURE);
 			else if (rt2x00queue_status_timeout(entry))

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