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Subject[BUGFIX PATCH 0/2] Bugfixes for brcmfmac

Here are 2 patches for fixing bugs which I recently faced on my PC.

There are 2 bugs I've hit on brcmfmac, one issue was critical,
the other was just found when I investigated the first issue.

1) when I shutdown or reboot my pc with wifi, it always stopped
when disabling networking. I tried to just disable wifi and saw
task hung up messages on dmesg.
All those taskes were blocked on rtnl_lock according to the
stacktrace, and found a suspicious task in the list. Actually
the wpa_supplicant is blocked while stopping the interface.

2) I also tried to get more information about that and enabled
DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP and got another warning in brcmfmac. That
warned a mutex (which can yeild/sleep) is held in !TASK_RUNNING
state. I've found a mutex is held when in wait_event_timeout()
condition parameter.

I traced the source code and found that #1 was caused by double
locking of rtnl_lock in brcmfmac driver, because it doesn't
check the rtnl_lock is already held in a path (actually, other
paths checked that). So I fixed it by checking rtnl_locked and
skip locking rtnl_lock. It works, but not seems the best way
to fix, since original code (rtnl_lock locking around
cfg80211_unregister_wdev) itself looks add-hoc. Anyway, since
I don't have any knowladge of this subsystem, I'd like to ask
maintainer's help.

To fix #2 issue, I've checked the mutex (vif_event_lock) in
struct brcmf_cfg80211_vif_event just protect updating other
members and can be replaced by a spinlock because in the
protected regions are not involving any scheduler related

Thank you,

Masami Hiramatsu (2):
brcmfmac: Check rtnl_lock is locked when removing interface
brcmfmac: Change vif_event_lock to spinlock

.../broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c | 26 ++++++++++----------
.../broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.h | 2 +-
.../wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/core.c | 2 +-
.../net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/p2p.c | 8 ++++--
.../net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/p2p.h | 2 +-
5 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)

Masami Hiramatsu <>

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