[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "uwb: init beacon cache entry before registering uwb device" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Wed Oct 8 22:14:08 UTC 2014


This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    uwb: init beacon cache entry before registering uwb device

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.13.y-queue

This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.13.11.9.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Kamal

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>From 1bda1ada9640e4453b59b2e2b54cba78011954dd Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Thomas Pugliese <thomas.pugliese at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:45:35 -0500
Subject: uwb: init beacon cache entry before registering uwb device

commit 675f0ab2fe5a0f7325208e60b617a5f32b86d72c upstream.

Make sure the uwb_dev->bce entry is set before calling uwb_dev_add in
uwbd_dev_onair so that usermode will only see the device after it is
properly initialized.  This fixes a kernel panic that can occur if
usermode tries to access the IEs sysfs attribute of a UWB device before
the driver has had a chance to set the beacon cache entry.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Pugliese <thomas.pugliese at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
---
 drivers/uwb/lc-dev.c | 13 +++++++++----
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/uwb/lc-dev.c b/drivers/uwb/lc-dev.c
index 80079b8..d0303f0 100644
--- a/drivers/uwb/lc-dev.c
+++ b/drivers/uwb/lc-dev.c
@@ -431,16 +431,19 @@ void uwbd_dev_onair(struct uwb_rc *rc, struct uwb_beca_e *bce)
 	uwb_dev->mac_addr = *bce->mac_addr;
 	uwb_dev->dev_addr = bce->dev_addr;
 	dev_set_name(&uwb_dev->dev, "%s", macbuf);
+
+	/* plug the beacon cache */
+	bce->uwb_dev = uwb_dev;
+	uwb_dev->bce = bce;
+	uwb_bce_get(bce);		/* released in uwb_dev_sys_release() */
+
 	result = uwb_dev_add(uwb_dev, &rc->uwb_dev.dev, rc);
 	if (result < 0) {
 		dev_err(dev, "new device %s: cannot instantiate device\n",
 			macbuf);
 		goto error_dev_add;
 	}
-	/* plug the beacon cache */
-	bce->uwb_dev = uwb_dev;
-	uwb_dev->bce = bce;
-	uwb_bce_get(bce);		/* released in uwb_dev_sys_release() */
+
 	dev_info(dev, "uwb device (mac %s dev %s) connected to %s %s\n",
 		 macbuf, devbuf, rc->uwb_dev.dev.parent->bus->name,
 		 dev_name(rc->uwb_dev.dev.parent));
@@ -448,6 +451,8 @@ void uwbd_dev_onair(struct uwb_rc *rc, struct uwb_beca_e *bce)
 	return;

 error_dev_add:
+	bce->uwb_dev = NULL;
+	uwb_bce_put(bce);
 	kfree(uwb_dev);
 	return;
 }
--
1.9.1





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