Patchwork wext: let get_wireless_stats() sleep

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Submitter Johannes Berg
Date Oct. 5, 2009, 9:15 a.m.
Message ID <1254734159.22426.6.camel@johannes.local>
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Permalink /patch/34953/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Johannes Berg - Oct. 5, 2009, 9:15 a.m.
A number of drivers (recently including cfg80211-based ones)
assume that all wireless handlers, including statistics, can
sleep and they often also implicitly assume that the rtnl is
held around their invocation. This is almost always true now
except when reading from sysfs:

  BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/mutex.c:280
  in_atomic(): 1, irqs_disabled(): 0, pid: 10450, name: head
  2 locks held by head/10450:
   #0:  (&buffer->mutex){+.+.+.}, at: [<c10ceb99>] sysfs_read_file+0x24/0xf4
   #1:  (dev_base_lock){++.?..}, at: [<c12844ee>] wireless_show+0x1a/0x4c
  Pid: 10450, comm: head Not tainted 2.6.32-rc3 #1
  Call Trace:
   [<c102301c>] __might_sleep+0xf0/0xf7
   [<c1324355>] mutex_lock_nested+0x1a/0x33
   [<f8cea53b>] wdev_lock+0xd/0xf [cfg80211]
   [<f8cea58f>] cfg80211_wireless_stats+0x45/0x12d [cfg80211]
   [<c13118d6>] get_wireless_stats+0x16/0x1c
   [<c12844fe>] wireless_show+0x2a/0x4c

Fix this by using the rtnl instead of dev_base_lock.

Reported-by: Miles Lane <miles.lane@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
---
 net/core/net-sysfs.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)



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David Miller - Oct. 5, 2009, 9:22 a.m.
From: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:15:59 +0200

> A number of drivers (recently including cfg80211-based ones)
> assume that all wireless handlers, including statistics, can
> sleep and they often also implicitly assume that the rtnl is
> held around their invocation. This is almost always true now
> except when reading from sysfs:
 ...
> Fix this by using the rtnl instead of dev_base_lock.
> 
> Reported-by: Miles Lane <miles.lane@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>

Fair enough, applied, thanks!
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Patch

--- wireless-testing.orig/net/core/net-sysfs.c	2009-10-05 11:09:56.000000000 +0200
+++ wireless-testing/net/core/net-sysfs.c	2009-10-05 11:10:52.000000000 +0200
@@ -366,13 +366,13 @@  static ssize_t wireless_show(struct devi
 	const struct iw_statistics *iw;
 	ssize_t ret = -EINVAL;
 
-	read_lock(&dev_base_lock);
+	rtnl_lock();
 	if (dev_isalive(dev)) {
 		iw = get_wireless_stats(dev);
 		if (iw)
 			ret = (*format)(iw, buf);
 	}
-	read_unlock(&dev_base_lock);
+	rtnl_unlock();
 
 	return ret;
 }