[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "Bluetooth: btmrvl: fix thread stopping race" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques July 1, 2013, 10 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    Bluetooth: btmrvl: fix thread stopping race

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 
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From 95d7da8707b525251cfc5d23fb7cb548da9245a4 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Daniel Drake <dsd@laptop.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:40:20 -0400
Subject: [PATCH] Bluetooth: btmrvl: fix thread stopping race

commit ea05fea9042620ac3b8ab9a3e5e4d2ed80c89244 upstream.

There is currently a race condition in the btmrvl_remove_card() which
is causing hangs on suspend for OLPC. When the race occurs,
kthread_stop() never returns.

The problem is that btmrvl_service_main_thread() calls kthread_should_stop()
and then does a fair number of things before restarting the loop and

If the thread gets stopped after kthread_should_stop() is checked, but
before the sleep happens, the thread will go to sleep and won't necessarily
be woken up.

Move the kthread_should_stop() check into a race-free place.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Drake <dsd@laptop.org>
Signed-off-by: Gustavo Padovan <gustavo.padovan@collabora.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
Cc: Jonghwan Choi <jhbird.choi@samsung.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 drivers/bluetooth/btmrvl_main.c | 9 ++++-----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)



diff --git a/drivers/bluetooth/btmrvl_main.c b/drivers/bluetooth/btmrvl_main.c
index dc304de..2c63a21 100644
--- a/drivers/bluetooth/btmrvl_main.c
+++ b/drivers/bluetooth/btmrvl_main.c
@@ -496,6 +496,10 @@  static int btmrvl_service_main_thread(void *data)
 		add_wait_queue(&thread->wait_q, &wait);

+		if (kthread_should_stop()) {
+			BT_DBG("main_thread: break from main thread");
+			break;
+		}

 		if (adapter->wakeup_tries ||
 				((!adapter->int_count) &&
@@ -511,11 +515,6 @@  static int btmrvl_service_main_thread(void *data)

 		BT_DBG("main_thread woke up");

-		if (kthread_should_stop()) {
-			BT_DBG("main_thread: break from main thread");
-			break;
-		}
 		spin_lock_irqsave(&priv->driver_lock, flags);
 		if (adapter->int_count) {
 			adapter->int_count = 0;