[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "sctp: fully initialize sctp_outq in sctp_outq_init" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques June 27, 2013, 12:53 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    sctp: fully initialize sctp_outq in sctp_outq_init

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


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From 8c4ca7424b40797da7ac9f4f7e04ea71a57e8b71 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:26:44 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] sctp: fully initialize sctp_outq in sctp_outq_init

commit c5c7774d7eb4397891edca9ebdf750ba90977a69 upstream.

In commit 2f94aabd9f6c925d77aecb3ff020f1cc12ed8f86
(refactor sctp_outq_teardown to insure proper re-initalization)
we modified sctp_outq_teardown to use sctp_outq_init to fully re-initalize the
outq structure.  Steve West recently asked me why I removed the q->error = 0
initalization from sctp_outq_teardown.  I did so because I was operating under
the impression that sctp_outq_init would properly initalize that value for us,
but it doesn't.  sctp_outq_init operates under the assumption that the outq
struct is all 0's (as it is when called from sctp_association_init), but using
it in __sctp_outq_teardown violates that assumption. We should do a memset in
sctp_outq_init to ensure that the entire structure is in a known state there

Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
Reported-by: "West, Steve (NSN - US/Fort Worth)" <steve.west@nsn.com>
CC: Vlad Yasevich <vyasevich@gmail.com>
CC: netdev@vger.kernel.org
CC: davem@davemloft.net
Acked-by: Vlad Yasevich <vyasevich@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
[ luis: backported to 3.5: adjusted context ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 net/sctp/outqueue.c | 8 ++------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)



diff --git a/net/sctp/outqueue.c b/net/sctp/outqueue.c
index 0716290..8259db2 100644
--- a/net/sctp/outqueue.c
+++ b/net/sctp/outqueue.c
@@ -205,6 +205,8 @@  static inline int sctp_cacc_skip(struct sctp_transport *primary,
 void sctp_outq_init(struct sctp_association *asoc, struct sctp_outq *q)
+	memset(q, 0, sizeof(struct sctp_outq));
 	q->asoc = asoc;
@@ -212,13 +214,7 @@  void sctp_outq_init(struct sctp_association *asoc, struct sctp_outq *q)

-	q->fast_rtx = 0;
-	q->outstanding_bytes = 0;
 	q->empty = 1;
-	q->cork  = 0;
-	q->malloced = 0;
-	q->out_qlen = 0;

 /* Free the outqueue structure and any related pending chunks.