[101/145,media] media: dmxdev: remove dvb_ringbuffer_flush() on writer side

Message ID 1374101277-7915-102-git-send-email-kamal@canonical.com
State New
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Kamal Mostafa July 17, 2013, 10:47 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Soeren Moch <smoch@web.de>

commit 414abbd2cd4c2618895f02ed3a76ec6647281436 upstream.

In dvb_ringbuffer lock-less synchronizationof reader and writer threads is done
with separateread and write pointers. Sincedvb_ringbuffer_flush() modifies the
read pointer, this function must not be called from the writer thread.
This patch removes the dvb_ringbuffer_flush() calls in the dmxdev ringbuffer
write functions, this fixes Oopses "Unable to handle kernel paging request"
I could observe for the call chaindvb_demux_read ->dvb_dmxdev_buffer_read ->
dvb_ringbuffer_read_user -> __copy_to_user (the reader side of the ringbuffer).
The flush calls at the write side are not necessary anyway since ringbuffer_flush
is also called in dvb_dmxdev_buffer_read() when an error condition is set in the
This patch should also be applied to stable kernels.

Signed-off-by: Soeren Moch <smoch@web.de>
Reviewed-by: Sakari Ailus <sakari.ailus@iki.fi>
Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal@canonical.com>
 drivers/media/dvb-core/dmxdev.c | 8 ++------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)


diff --git a/drivers/media/dvb-core/dmxdev.c b/drivers/media/dvb-core/dmxdev.c
index d81dbb2..f847c9e 100644
--- a/drivers/media/dvb-core/dmxdev.c
+++ b/drivers/media/dvb-core/dmxdev.c
@@ -377,10 +377,8 @@  static int dvb_dmxdev_section_callback(const u8 *buffer1, size_t buffer1_len,
 		ret = dvb_dmxdev_buffer_write(&dmxdevfilter->buffer, buffer2,
-	if (ret < 0) {
-		dvb_ringbuffer_flush(&dmxdevfilter->buffer);
+	if (ret < 0)
 		dmxdevfilter->buffer.error = ret;
-	}
 	if (dmxdevfilter->params.sec.flags & DMX_ONESHOT)
 		dmxdevfilter->state = DMXDEV_STATE_DONE;
@@ -416,10 +414,8 @@  static int dvb_dmxdev_ts_callback(const u8 *buffer1, size_t buffer1_len,
 	ret = dvb_dmxdev_buffer_write(buffer, buffer1, buffer1_len);
 	if (ret == buffer1_len)
 		ret = dvb_dmxdev_buffer_write(buffer, buffer2, buffer2_len);
-	if (ret < 0) {
-		dvb_ringbuffer_flush(buffer);
+	if (ret < 0)
 		buffer->error = ret;
-	}
 	return 0;