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Subject[ 06/72] mac80211: Fix a rwlock bad magic bug
3.2-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan <>

commit b57e6b560fc2a2742910ac5ca0eb2c46e45aeac2 upstream.

read_lock(&tpt_trig->trig.leddev_list_lock) is accessed via the path
ieee80211_open (->) ieee80211_do_open (->) ieee80211_mod_tpt_led_trig
(->) ieee80211_start_tpt_led_trig (->) tpt_trig_timer before initializing
the intilization of this read/write lock happens via the path
ieee80211_led_init (->) led_trigger_register, but we are doing
'ieee80211_led_init' after 'ieeee80211_if_add' where we
register netdev_ops.
so we access leddev_list_lock before initializing it and causes the
following bug in chrome laptops with AR928X cards with the following

while true
sudo modprobe -v ath9k
sleep 3
sudo modprobe -r ath9k
sleep 3

BUG: rwlock bad magic on CPU#1, wpa_supplicant/358, f5b9eccc
Pid: 358, comm: wpa_supplicant Not tainted 3.0.13 #1
Call Trace:

[<8137b9df>] rwlock_bug+0x3d/0x47
[<81179830>] do_raw_read_lock+0x19/0x29
[<8137f063>] _raw_read_lock+0xd/0xf
[<f9081957>] tpt_trig_timer+0xc3/0x145 [mac80211]
[<f9081f3a>] ieee80211_mod_tpt_led_trig+0x152/0x174 [mac80211]
[<f9076a3f>] ieee80211_do_open+0x11e/0x42e [mac80211]
[<f9075390>] ? ieee80211_check_concurrent_iface+0x26/0x13c [mac80211]
[<f9076d97>] ieee80211_open+0x48/0x4c [mac80211]
[<812dbed8>] __dev_open+0x82/0xab
[<812dc0c9>] __dev_change_flags+0x9c/0x113
[<812dc1ae>] dev_change_flags+0x18/0x44
[<8132144f>] devinet_ioctl+0x243/0x51a
[<81321ba9>] inet_ioctl+0x93/0xac
[<812cc951>] sock_ioctl+0x1c6/0x1ea
[<812cc78b>] ? might_fault+0x20/0x20
[<810b1ebb>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x46e/0x4a2
[<810a6ebb>] ? fget_light+0x2f/0x70
[<812ce549>] ? sys_recvmsg+0x3e/0x48
[<810b1f35>] sys_ioctl+0x46/0x69
[<8137fa77>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x2

Cc: Gary Morain <>
Cc: Paul Stewart <>
Cc: Abhijit Pradhan <>
Cc: Vasanthakumar Thiagarajan <>
Cc: Rajkumar Manoharan <>
Acked-by: Johannes Berg <>
Tested-by: Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan <>
Signed-off-by: Mohammed Shafi Shajakhan <>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

net/mac80211/main.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/net/mac80211/main.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/main.c
@@ -885,6 +885,8 @@ int ieee80211_register_hw(struct ieee802
wiphy_debug(local->hw.wiphy, "Failed to initialize wep: %d\n",

+ ieee80211_led_init(local);

result = ieee80211_init_rate_ctrl_alg(local,
@@ -906,8 +908,6 @@ int ieee80211_register_hw(struct ieee802


- ieee80211_led_init(local);
local->network_latency_notifier.notifier_call =
result = pm_qos_add_notifier(PM_QOS_NETWORK_LATENCY,

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