Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "rtlwifi: Fix scheduling while atomic bug" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Feb. 12, 2013, 9:19 p.m.
Message ID <1360703959-19041-1-git-send-email-herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
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Permalink /patch/219985/
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Feb. 12, 2013, 9:19 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    rtlwifi: Fix scheduling while atomic bug

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.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-3.5.y-queue

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

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Herton

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From 5d98f4488f3101f466ed8746c63fae2154c448c7 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2013 15:55:00 -0600
Subject: [PATCH] rtlwifi: Fix scheduling while atomic bug

commit a5ffbe0a1993a27072742ef7db6cf9839956fce9 upstream.

Kernel commits 41affd5 and 6539306 changed the locking in rtl_lps_leave()
from a spinlock to a mutex by doing the calls indirectly from a work queue
to reduce the time that interrupts were disabled. This change was fine for
most systems; however a scheduling while atomic bug was reported in
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=903881. The backtrace indicates
that routine rtl_is_special(), which calls rtl_lps_leave() in three places
was entered in atomic context. These direct calls are replaced by putting a
request on the appropriate work queue.

Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
Reported-and-tested-by: Nathaniel Doherty <ntdoherty@gmail.com>
Cc: Nathaniel Doherty <ntdoherty@gmail.com>
Cc: Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
---
 drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/base.c |    7 ++++---
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--
1.7.9.5

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/base.c b/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/base.c
index f4c852c..4110a6d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/base.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/base.c
@@ -980,7 +980,8 @@  u8 rtl_is_special_data(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct sk_buff *skb, u8 is_tx)
 					 is_tx ? "Tx" : "Rx");

 				if (is_tx) {
-					rtl_lps_leave(hw);
+					schedule_work(&rtlpriv->
+						      works.lps_leave_work);
 					ppsc->last_delaylps_stamp_jiffies =
 					    jiffies;
 				}
@@ -990,7 +991,7 @@  u8 rtl_is_special_data(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct sk_buff *skb, u8 is_tx)
 		}
 	} else if (ETH_P_ARP == ether_type) {
 		if (is_tx) {
-			rtl_lps_leave(hw);
+			schedule_work(&rtlpriv->works.lps_leave_work);
 			ppsc->last_delaylps_stamp_jiffies = jiffies;
 		}

@@ -1000,7 +1001,7 @@  u8 rtl_is_special_data(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, struct sk_buff *skb, u8 is_tx)
 			 "802.1X %s EAPOL pkt!!\n", is_tx ? "Tx" : "Rx");

 		if (is_tx) {
-			rtl_lps_leave(hw);
+			schedule_work(&rtlpriv->works.lps_leave_work);
 			ppsc->last_delaylps_stamp_jiffies = jiffies;
 		}