Re: [PATCH v2 1/4] can: kvaser_usb: Don't free packets when tight on URBs

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Dec 24 2014 - 21:50:22 EST

On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 01:56:44AM +0200, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> From: Ahmed S. Darwish <ahmed.darwish@xxxxxxxxx>
> Flooding the Kvaser CAN to USB dongle with multiple reads and
> writes in high frequency caused seemingly-random panics in the
> kernel.
> On further inspection, it seems the driver erroneously freed the
> to-be-transmitted packet upon getting tight on URBs and returning
> NETDEV_TX_BUSY, leading to invalid memory writes and double frees
> at a later point in time.
> Note:
> Finding no more URBs/transmit-contexts and returning NETDEV_TX_BUSY
> is a driver bug in and out of itself: it means that our start/stop
> queue flow control is broken.
> This patch only fixes the (buggy) error handling code; the root
> cause shall be fixed in a later commit.
> Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <ahmed.darwish@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> drivers/net/can/usb/kvaser_usb.c | 12 ++++++------
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> (Marc, Greg, I believe this should also be added to -stable?)


This is not the correct way to submit patches for inclusion in the
stable kernel tree. Please read Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
for how to do this properly.

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