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Subject[PATCH 4.9 29/50] rsi: improve kernel thread handling to fix kernel panic
[ Upstream commit 4c62764d0fc21a34ffc44eec1210038c3a2e4473 ]

While running regressions, observed below kernel panic when sdio disconnect
called. This is because of, kthread_stop() is taking care of
wait_for_completion() by default. When wait_for_completion triggered
in kthread_stop and as it was done already, giving kernel panic.
Hence, removing redundant wait_for_completion() from rsi_kill_thread().

... skipping ...
BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)
IP: [<ffffffff810a63df>] exit_creds+0x1f/0x50
Oops: 0002 [#1] SMP
CPU: 0 PID: 6502 Comm: rmmod Tainted: G OE 4.15.9-Generic #154-Ubuntu
Hardware name: Dell Inc. Edge Gateway 3003/ , BIOS 01.00.00 04/17/2017
ffff88007392e600 ffff880075847dc0 ffffffff8108160a 0000000000000000
ffff88007392e600 ffff880075847de8 ffffffff810a484b ffff880076127000
ffff88003cd3a800 ffff880074f12a00 ffff880075847e28 ffffffffc09bed15
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff8108160a>] __put_task_struct+0x5a/0x140
[<ffffffff810a484b>] kthread_stop+0x10b/0x110
[<ffffffffc09bed15>] rsi_disconnect+0x2f5/0x300 [ven_rsi_sdio]
[<ffffffff81578bcb>] ? __pm_runtime_resume+0x5b/0x80
[<ffffffff816f0918>] sdio_bus_remove+0x38/0x100
[<ffffffff8156cc64>] __device_release_driver+0xa4/0x150
[<ffffffff8156d7a5>] driver_detach+0xb5/0xc0
[<ffffffff8156c6c5>] bus_remove_driver+0x55/0xd0
[<ffffffff8156dfbc>] driver_unregister+0x2c/0x50
[<ffffffff816f0b8a>] sdio_unregister_driver+0x1a/0x20
[<ffffffffc09bf0f5>] rsi_module_exit+0x15/0x30 [ven_rsi_sdio]
[<ffffffff8110cad8>] SyS_delete_module+0x1b8/0x210
[<ffffffff81851dc8>] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x1c/0xbb

Signed-off-by: Siva Rebbagondla <>
Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_common.h | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_common.h b/drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_common.h
index d3fbe33d2324..a13f08fd8690 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_common.h
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_common.h
@@ -75,7 +75,6 @@ static inline int rsi_kill_thread(struct rsi_thread *handle)

- wait_for_completion(&handle->completion);
return kthread_stop(handle->task);


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