ath9k: Fix leak in tx descriptor
authorVasanthakumar Thiagarajan <vasanth@atheros.com>
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:28:47 +0000 (18:28 +0530)
committerJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
Tue, 7 Jul 2009 16:55:26 +0000 (12:55 -0400)
commitcbfe89c67b58e2bd1b47f6986b3b793f06f3d9b0
tree892a092f32d746c841e98ef01e9d0b3da4f048e8
parentfd4973c56f8d9baac8d269791a90e5119ce30a0e
ath9k: Fix leak in tx descriptor

When we reclaim the tx desc, we always assume that the
last desc is a holding desc, which is not true, and skip it.
If the tx queue is drained during channel change, internal
reset and etc, the last descriptor may not be the holding
descriptor and we fail to reclaim them. This results in the
following two issues.

1. Tx stuck - We drop all the frames coming from upper layer
due to shortage in tx desc.

2. Crash - If we fail to reclaim a tx descriptor, we miss to
update the tx BA window with the seq number of the frame
associated to that desc, which, at some point, result in
the following crash due to an assert failure in ath_tx_addto_baw().

This patch fixes these two issues.

 kernel BUG at ../drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/xmit.c:180!
[155064.304164] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP
 Call Trace:
  [<fbc6d83b>] ? ath9k_tx+0xeb/0x160 [ath9k]
  [<fbbc9591>]  ipv6? __ieee80211_tx+0x41/0x120 [mac80211]
  [<fbbcb5ae>] ?  aes_i586ieee80211_master_start_xmit+0x28e/0x560 [mac80211]
  [<c037e501>]  aes_generic? _spin_lock_irqsave+0x31/0x40
  [<c02f347b>] ? dev_hard_start_xmit+0x16b/0x1c0
  [<c03058b5>] ? __qdisc_run+0x1b5/0x200
  [<fbbcda5a>] ?  af_packetieee80211_select_queue+0xa/0x100 [mac80211]
  [<c02f53b7>] ?  i915dev_queue_xmit+0x2e7/0x3f0
  [<fbbc9b49>] ? ieee80211_subif_start_xmit+0x369/0x7a0 [mac80211]
  [<c031bc35>] ? ip_output+0x55/0xb0
  [<c02e0188>] ? show_memcpy_count+0x18/0x60
  [<c02eb186>] ? __kfree_skb+0x36/0x90
  [<c02f2202>] ?  binfmt_miscdev_queue_xmit_nit+0xd2/0x110
  [<c02f347b>] ? dev_hard_start_xmit+0x16b/0x1c0
  [<c03058b5>] ? __qdisc_run+0x1b5/0x200
  [<c033bca7>] ?  scoarp_create+0x57/0x2a0
  [<c02f53b7>] ?  bridgedev_queue_xmit+0x2e7/0x3f0
  [<c03034a0>] ? eth_header+0x0/0xc0
  [<c033b95f>]  stp? arp_xmit+0x5f/0x70
  [<c033bf4f>] ? arp_send+0x5f/0x70
  [<c033c8f5>]  bnep? arp_solicit+0x105/0x210
  [<c02fa5aa>] ? neigh_timer_handler+0x19a/0x390
  [<c013bf88>] ? run_timer_softirq+0x138/0x210
  [<c02fa410>] ?  ppdevneigh_timer_handler+0x0/0x390
  [<c02fa410>] ? neigh_timer_handler+0x0/0x390

Signed-off-by: Vasanthakumar Thiagarajan <vasanth@atheros.com>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/xmit.c