Re: batman-adv: gpf in batadv_slide_own_bcast_window

From: Sasha Levin
Date: Fri Feb 22 2013 - 13:37:53 EST

On 02/22/2013 12:06 PM, Antonio Quartulli wrote:
> Hi Sasha and thank you very much for reporting this issue.
> IIRC this is similar to a bug you already reported in the past.
> This bug should be the result of a race condition batman-adv has in the
> hard-interface handling code (this is why it has been triggered while removing
> eth0).
> Now that the rtnl-deadlock has been solved I think we can try to further
> investigate on this bug and try to find a solution..though it will not be easy
> as it probably requires another lock to protect the hard-interface during this
> operations.
> If you have any fix proposal feel free to contribute!

I'm confused about how batadv_orig_hash_del_if removes an interface from the
hashtable. I see the hashtable is using rcu to protect it, but when we
delete an entry we free it straight away by calling batadv_orig_node_del_if()
and not going through kfree_rcu().

Is there a reason behind doing that, or might it be the cause of the problem
we're seeing here?

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