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Subject[patch 08/71] mac80211: fix panic when splicing unprepared TIDs
2.6.30-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

From: Luis R. Rodriguez <>

commit 416fbdff2137e8d8cc8f23f517bee3a26b11526f upstream.

We splice skbs from the pending queue for a TID
onto the local pending queue when tearing down a
block ack request. This is not necessary unless we
actually have received a request to start a block ack
request (rate control, for example). If we never received
that request we should not be splicing the tid pending
queue as it would be null, causing a panic.

Not sure yet how exactly we allowed through a call when the
tid state does not have at least HT_ADDBA_REQUESTED_MSK set,
that will require some further review as it is not quite

For more information see the bug report:

This fixes this oops:

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000030
IP: [<f8806c70>] ieee80211_agg_splice_packets+0x40/0xc0 [mac80211]
*pdpt = 0000000002d1e001 *pde = 0000000000000000
Thread overran stack, or stack corrupted
Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
last sysfs file: /sys/module/aes_generic/initstate
Modules linked in: <bleh>

Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted (2.6.31-rc5-wl #2) Dell DV051
EIP: 0060:[<f8806c70>] EFLAGS: 00010292 CPU: 0
EIP is at ieee80211_agg_splice_packets+0x40/0xc0 [mac80211]
EAX: 00000030 EBX: 0000004c ECX: 00000003 EDX: 00000000
ESI: c1c98000 EDI: f745a1c0 EBP: c076be58 ESP: c076be38
DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0000 SS: 0068
Process swapper (pid: 0, ti=c076a000 task=c0709160 task.ti=c076a000)
Stack: <bleh2>
Call Trace:
[<f8806edb>] ? ieee80211_stop_tx_ba_cb+0xab/0x150 [mac80211]
[<f8802f1e>] ? ieee80211_tasklet_handler+0xce/0x110 [mac80211]
[<c04862ff>] ? net_rx_action+0xef/0x1d0
[<c0149378>] ? tasklet_action+0x58/0xc0
[<c014a0f2>] ? __do_softirq+0xc2/0x190
[<c018eb48>] ? handle_IRQ_event+0x58/0x140
[<c01205fe>] ? ack_apic_level+0x7e/0x270
[<c014a1fd>] ? do_softirq+0x3d/0x40
[<c014a345>] ? irq_exit+0x65/0x90
[<c010a6af>] ? do_IRQ+0x4f/0xc0
[<c014a35d>] ? irq_exit+0x7d/0x90
[<c011d547>] ? smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x57/0x90
[<c01094a9>] ? common_interrupt+0x29/0x30
[<c010fd9e>] ? mwait_idle+0xbe/0x100
[<c0107e42>] ? cpu_idle+0x52/0x90
[<c054b1a5>] ? rest_init+0x55/0x60
[<c077492d>] ? start_kernel+0x315/0x37d
[<c07743ce>] ? unknown_bootoption+0x0/0x1f9
[<c0774099>] ? i386_start_kernel+0x79/0x81
Code: <bleh3>
EIP: [<f8806c70>] ieee80211_agg_splice_packets+0x40/0xc0 [mac80211] SS:ESP 0068:c076be38
CR2: 0000000000000030

Testedy-by: Jack Lau <>
Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

net/mac80211/agg-tx.c | 8 ++++++++
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

--- a/net/mac80211/agg-tx.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/agg-tx.c
@@ -376,6 +376,14 @@ static void ieee80211_agg_splice_packets
&local->hw, queue,

+ if (!(sta->ampdu_mlme.tid_state_tx[tid] & HT_ADDBA_REQUESTED_MSK))
+ return;
+ if (WARN(!sta->ampdu_mlme.tid_tx[tid],
+ "TID %d gone but expected when splicing aggregates from"
+ "the pending queue\n", tid))
+ return;
if (!skb_queue_empty(&sta->ampdu_mlme.tid_tx[tid]->pending)) {
spin_lock_irqsave(&local->queue_stop_reason_lock, flags);
/* mark queue as pending, it is stopped already */

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