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Subject[patch 15/32] softmac: fix unbalanced mutex_lock/unlock in ieee80211softmac_wx_set_mlme
-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

From: Maxime Austruy <>

Routine ieee80211softmac_wx_set_mlme has one return that fails
to release a mutex acquired at entry.

Signed-off-by: Maxime Austruy <>
Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <>

John and Chris,

This error was introduced in the 2.6.19-rxX series and must be applied
to 2.6.19-stable and wireless-2.6.


net/ieee80211/softmac/ieee80211softmac_wx.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- linux-2.6.19.orig/net/ieee80211/softmac/ieee80211softmac_wx.c
+++ linux-2.6.19/net/ieee80211/softmac/ieee80211softmac_wx.c
@@ -495,7 +495,8 @@ ieee80211softmac_wx_set_mlme(struct net_
printk(KERN_DEBUG PFX "wx_set_mlme: we should know the net here...\n");
goto out;
- return ieee80211softmac_deauth_req(mac, net, reason);
+ err = ieee80211softmac_deauth_req(mac, net, reason);
+ goto out;
ieee80211softmac_send_disassoc_req(mac, reason);
mac->associnfo.associated = 0;
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