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Subject[net-next PATCH 1/8] macvtap: fix a possible race between queue selection and changing queues
Complier may generate codes that re-read the vlan->numvtaps during
macvtap_get_queue(). This may lead a race if vlan->numvtaps were changed in the
same time and which can lead unexpected result (e.g. very huge value).

We need prevent the compiler from generating such codes by adding an
ACCESS_ONCE() to make sure vlan->numvtaps were only read once.

Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <>
Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <>
drivers/net/macvtap.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/macvtap.c b/drivers/net/macvtap.c
index 68efb91..5e485e3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/macvtap.c
+++ b/drivers/net/macvtap.c
@@ -172,7 +172,7 @@ static struct macvtap_queue *macvtap_get_queue(struct net_device *dev,
struct macvlan_dev *vlan = netdev_priv(dev);
struct macvtap_queue *tap = NULL;
- int numvtaps = vlan->numvtaps;
+ int numvtaps = ACCESS_ONCE(vlan->numvtaps);
__u32 rxq;

if (!numvtaps)

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