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    SubjectRe: [patch 32/37] CRYPTO: api: scatterwalk_copychunks() fails to advance through scatterlist
    On Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 03:41:32AM +0200, Patrick McHardy wrote:
    > > [CRYPTO] api: scatterwalk_copychunks() fails to advance through scatterlist
    > This patch seems to cause some problems, I get reproducable freezes
    > on the receiving system with net-2.6.22 when sending IPsec packets
    > larger than the mtu (reproduced about 10 times). Reverting this
    > patch seems to fix it. In a few cases the oops also occured on the
    > sending system.
    > Backtrace from UML (sending system):
    > uml:~# ping -s 20000
    > PING ( 20000(20028) bytes of data.
    > BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0!
    > Call Trace:

    Indeed. That patch was buggy. Sorry for not catching this earlier.

    This should fix the problem.

    [CRYPTO] api: Use the right value when advancing scatterwalk_copychunks

    In the scatterwalk_copychunks loop, We should be advancing by
    len_this_page and not nbytes. The latter is the total length.

    Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

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    diff --git a/crypto/scatterwalk.c b/crypto/scatterwalk.c
    index a664231..0f76175 100644
    --- a/crypto/scatterwalk.c
    +++ b/crypto/scatterwalk.c
    @@ -91,7 +91,7 @@ void scatterwalk_copychunks(void *buf, struct scatter_walk *walk,
    memcpy_dir(buf, vaddr, len_this_page, out);
    scatterwalk_unmap(vaddr, out);

    - scatterwalk_advance(walk, nbytes);
    + scatterwalk_advance(walk, len_this_page);

    if (nbytes == len_this_page)
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