[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "mac80211: use del_timer_sync for final sta cleanup timer" has been added to staging queue

Submitted by Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski on Jan. 23, 2013, 4:40 a.m.


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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Jan. 23, 2013, 4:40 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    mac80211: use del_timer_sync for final sta cleanup timer

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


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

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From d3f34f769a24c4e627849deb774461dcc239c12d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:08:52 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] mac80211: use del_timer_sync for final sta cleanup timer

commit a56f992cdabc63f56b4b142885deebebf936ff76 upstream.

This is a very old bug, but there's nothing that prevents the
timer from running while the module is being removed when we
only do del_timer() instead of del_timer_sync().

The timer should normally not be running at this point, but
it's not clearly impossible (or we could just remove this.)

Tested-by: Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 net/mac80211/sta_info.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


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diff --git a/net/mac80211/sta_info.c b/net/mac80211/sta_info.c
index 6c74f1e..fec8eab 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/sta_info.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/sta_info.c
@@ -844,7 +844,7 @@  void sta_info_init(struct ieee80211_local *local)

 void sta_info_stop(struct ieee80211_local *local)
-	del_timer(&local->sta_cleanup);
+	del_timer_sync(&local->sta_cleanup);
 	sta_info_flush(local, NULL);