Patchwork [59/84] netfilter: remove invalid rcu_dereference() calls

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Submitter Patrick McHardy
Date May 10, 2010, 8:18 p.m.
Message ID <1273522735-24672-60-git-send-email-kaber@trash.net>
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Permalink /patch/52172/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Patrick McHardy - May 10, 2010, 8:18 p.m.
From: Patrick McHardy <kaber@trash.net>

The CONFIG_PROVE_RCU option discovered a few invalid uses of
rcu_dereference() in netfilter. In all these cases, the code code
intends to check whether a pointer is already assigned when
performing registration or whether the assigned pointer matches
when performing unregistration. The entire registration/
unregistration is protected by a mutex, so we don't need the
rcu_dereference() calls.

Reported-by: Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>
Tested-by: Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>
Signed-off-by: Patrick McHardy <kaber@trash.net>
---
 net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_ecache.c |   18 ++++--------------
 net/netfilter/nf_log.c              |    8 ++------
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_ecache.c b/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_ecache.c
index d5a9bcd..849614a 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_ecache.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_ecache.c
@@ -81,11 +81,9 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(nf_ct_deliver_cached_events);
 int nf_conntrack_register_notifier(struct nf_ct_event_notifier *new)
 {
 	int ret = 0;
-	struct nf_ct_event_notifier *notify;
 
 	mutex_lock(&nf_ct_ecache_mutex);
-	notify = rcu_dereference(nf_conntrack_event_cb);
-	if (notify != NULL) {
+	if (nf_conntrack_event_cb != NULL) {
 		ret = -EBUSY;
 		goto out_unlock;
 	}
@@ -101,11 +99,8 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(nf_conntrack_register_notifier);
 
 void nf_conntrack_unregister_notifier(struct nf_ct_event_notifier *new)
 {
-	struct nf_ct_event_notifier *notify;
-
 	mutex_lock(&nf_ct_ecache_mutex);
-	notify = rcu_dereference(nf_conntrack_event_cb);
-	BUG_ON(notify != new);
+	BUG_ON(nf_conntrack_event_cb != new);
 	rcu_assign_pointer(nf_conntrack_event_cb, NULL);
 	mutex_unlock(&nf_ct_ecache_mutex);
 }
@@ -114,11 +109,9 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(nf_conntrack_unregister_notifier);
 int nf_ct_expect_register_notifier(struct nf_exp_event_notifier *new)
 {
 	int ret = 0;
-	struct nf_exp_event_notifier *notify;
 
 	mutex_lock(&nf_ct_ecache_mutex);
-	notify = rcu_dereference(nf_expect_event_cb);
-	if (notify != NULL) {
+	if (nf_expect_event_cb != NULL) {
 		ret = -EBUSY;
 		goto out_unlock;
 	}
@@ -134,11 +127,8 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(nf_ct_expect_register_notifier);
 
 void nf_ct_expect_unregister_notifier(struct nf_exp_event_notifier *new)
 {
-	struct nf_exp_event_notifier *notify;
-
 	mutex_lock(&nf_ct_ecache_mutex);
-	notify = rcu_dereference(nf_expect_event_cb);
-	BUG_ON(notify != new);
+	BUG_ON(nf_expect_event_cb != new);
 	rcu_assign_pointer(nf_expect_event_cb, NULL);
 	mutex_unlock(&nf_ct_ecache_mutex);
 }
diff --git a/net/netfilter/nf_log.c b/net/netfilter/nf_log.c
index 015725a..908f599 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/nf_log.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/nf_log.c
@@ -35,7 +35,6 @@  static struct nf_logger *__find_logger(int pf, const char *str_logger)
 /* return EEXIST if the same logger is registred, 0 on success. */
 int nf_log_register(u_int8_t pf, struct nf_logger *logger)
 {
-	const struct nf_logger *llog;
 	int i;
 
 	if (pf >= ARRAY_SIZE(nf_loggers))
@@ -52,8 +51,7 @@  int nf_log_register(u_int8_t pf, struct nf_logger *logger)
 	} else {
 		/* register at end of list to honor first register win */
 		list_add_tail(&logger->list[pf], &nf_loggers_l[pf]);
-		llog = rcu_dereference(nf_loggers[pf]);
-		if (llog == NULL)
+		if (nf_loggers[pf] == NULL)
 			rcu_assign_pointer(nf_loggers[pf], logger);
 	}
 
@@ -65,13 +63,11 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL(nf_log_register);
 
 void nf_log_unregister(struct nf_logger *logger)
 {
-	const struct nf_logger *c_logger;
 	int i;
 
 	mutex_lock(&nf_log_mutex);
 	for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(nf_loggers); i++) {
-		c_logger = rcu_dereference(nf_loggers[i]);
-		if (c_logger == logger)
+		if (nf_loggers[i] == logger)
 			rcu_assign_pointer(nf_loggers[i], NULL);
 		list_del(&logger->list[i]);
 	}