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SubjectRe: [PATCH net -v2] [BUGFIX] bonding: use local function pointer of bond->recv_probe in bond_handle_frame
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From: Mitsuo Hayasaka <mitsuo.hayasaka.hu@hitachi.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:04:29 +0900

> The bond->recv_probe is called in bond_handle_frame() when
> a packet is received, but bond_close() sets it to NULL. So,
> a panic occurs when both functions work in parallel.
>
> Why this happen:
> After null pointer check of bond->recv_probe, an sk_buff is
> duplicated and bond->recv_probe is called in bond_handle_frame.
> So, a panic occurs when bond_close() is called between the
> check and call of bond->recv_probe.
>
> Patch:
> This patch uses a local function pointer of bond->recv_probe
> in bond_handle_frame(). So, it can avoid the null pointer
> dereference.
>
>
> Signed-off-by: Mitsuo Hayasaka <mitsuo.hayasaka.hu@hitachi.com>
> Cc: Jay Vosburgh <fubar@us.ibm.com>
> Cc: Andy Gospodarek <andy@greyhouse.net>
> Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
> Cc: WANG Cong <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>

Bonding folks please review this, thanks.


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