Patchwork [014/150] w1: fix oops when w1_search is called from netlink connector

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date March 26, 2013, 3:18 p.m.
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Luis Henriques - March 26, 2013, 3:18 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Marcin Jurkowski <>

commit 9d1817cab2f030f6af360e961cc69bb1da8ad765 upstream.

On Sat, Mar 02, 2013 at 10:45:10AM +0100, Sven Geggus wrote:
> This is the bad commit I found doing git bisect:
> 04f482faf50535229a5a5c8d629cf963899f857c is the first bad commit
> commit 04f482faf50535229a5a5c8d629cf963899f857c
> Author: Patrick McHardy <>
> Date:   Mon Mar 28 08:39:36 2011 +0000

Good job. I was too lazy to bisect for bad commit;)

Reading the code I found problematic kthread_should_stop call from netlink
connector which causes the oops. After applying a patch, I've been testing
owfs+w1 setup for nearly two days and it seems to work very reliable (no
hangs, no memleaks etc).
More detailed description and possible fix is given below:

Function w1_search can be called from either kthread or netlink callback.
While the former works fine, the latter causes oops due to kthread_should_stop

This patch adds a check if w1_search is serving netlink command, skipping
kthread_should_stop invocation if so.

Signed-off-by: Marcin Jurkowski <>
Acked-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <>
Cc: Josh Boyer <>
Tested-by: Sven Geggus <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
[ luis: adjust context ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <>
 drivers/w1/w1.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/drivers/w1/w1.c b/drivers/w1/w1.c
index 2f2e894..2b48bd2 100644
--- a/drivers/w1/w1.c
+++ b/drivers/w1/w1.c
@@ -928,7 +928,8 @@  void w1_search(struct w1_master *dev, u8 search_type, w1_slave_found_callback cb
 			tmp64 = (triplet_ret >> 2);
 			rn |= (tmp64 << i);
-			if (kthread_should_stop()) {
+			/* ensure we're called from kthread and not by netlink callback */
+			if (!dev->priv && kthread_should_stop()) {
 				dev_dbg(&dev->dev, "Abort w1_search\n");