[PATCH 3.8 17/91] net: mv643xx_eth: fix orphaned statistics timer crash

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Fri Nov 8 02:14:32 UTC 2013 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com>

[ Upstream commit f564412c935111c583b787bcc18157377b208e2e ]

The periodic statistics timer gets started at port _probe() time, but
is stopped on _stop() only. In a modular environment, this can cause
the timer to access already deallocated memory, if the module is unloaded
without starting the eth device. To fix this, we add the timer right
before the port is started, instead of at _probe() time.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com>
Acked-by: Jason Cooper <jason at lakedaemon.net>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mv643xx_eth.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mv643xx_eth.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mv643xx_eth.c
index 6d89717..0733685 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mv643xx_eth.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mv643xx_eth.c
@@ -2366,6 +2366,7 @@ static int mv643xx_eth_open(struct net_device *dev)
 		mp->int_mask |= INT_TX_END_0 << i;
+	add_timer(&mp->mib_counters_timer);
@@ -2913,7 +2914,6 @@ static int mv643xx_eth_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	mp->mib_counters_timer.data = (unsigned long)mp;
 	mp->mib_counters_timer.function = mib_counters_timer_wrapper;
 	mp->mib_counters_timer.expires = jiffies + 30 * HZ;
-	add_timer(&mp->mib_counters_timer);

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