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authorSven Eckelmann <>2016-01-31 13:27:59 +0100
committerAntonio Quartulli <>2016-02-16 17:52:25 +0800
commitc18bdd018e8912ca73ad6c12120b7283b5038875 (patch)
tree6ae1d405b2ed725cc1dff31138576a024712f612 /net
parentdb92ea5d4df00271b57d79c2d03dae5a5d60fcc1 (diff)
batman-adv: Only put gw_node list reference when removed
The batadv_gw_node reference counter in batadv_gw_node_update can only be reduced when the list entry was actually removed. Otherwise the reference counter may reach zero when batadv_gw_node_update is called from two different contexts for the same gw_node but only one context is actually removing the entry from the list. The release function for this gw_node is not called inside the list_lock spinlock protected region because the function batadv_gw_node_update still holds a gw_node reference for the object pointer on the stack. Thus the actual release function (when required) will be called only at the end of the function. Fixes: bd3524c14bd0 ("batman-adv: remove obsolete deleted attribute for gateway node") Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <> Signed-off-by: Marek Lindner <> Signed-off-by: Antonio Quartulli <>
Diffstat (limited to 'net')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/net/batman-adv/gateway_client.c b/net/batman-adv/gateway_client.c
index e6c8382c79ba..ccf70bed0d0c 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/gateway_client.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/gateway_client.c
@@ -527,11 +527,12 @@ void batadv_gw_node_update(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
* gets dereferenced.
- hlist_del_init_rcu(&gw_node->list);
+ if (!hlist_unhashed(&gw_node->list)) {
+ hlist_del_init_rcu(&gw_node->list);
+ batadv_gw_node_free_ref(gw_node);
+ }
- batadv_gw_node_free_ref(gw_node);
curr_gw = batadv_gw_get_selected_gw_node(bat_priv);
if (gw_node == curr_gw)