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authorLuis R. Rodriguez <>2010-05-19 17:33:49 -0400
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <>2010-05-26 14:29:21 -0700
commit4ee20bc28f74a77307091b15d498e44c7f54645e (patch)
parent7823f8d63003bbb64f30d22929eae50742285b65 (diff)
Revert "ath9k: fix lockdep warning when unloading module" on stable kernels
Johannes' patch 34e8950 titled: mac80211: allow station add/remove to sleep changed the way mac80211 adds and removes peers. The new sta_add() / sta_remove() callbacks allowed the driver callbacks to sleep. Johannes also ported ath9k to use sta_add() / sta_remove() via the patch 4ca7786 titled: ath9k: convert to new station add/remove callbacks but this patch forgot to address a change in locking issue which Ming Lei eventually found on his 2.6.33-wl #12 build. The 2.6.33-wl build includes code for the 802.11 subsystem for 2.6.34 though so did already have the above two patches (ath9k_sta_remove() on his trace), the 2.6.33 kernel did not however have these two patches. Ming eventually cured his lockdep warnign via the patch a9f042c titled: ath9k: fix lockdep warning when unloading module This went in to 2.6.34 and although it was not marked as a stable fix it did get trickled down and applied on both 2.6.33 and 2.6.32. In review, the culprits: mac80211: allow station add/remove to sleep git describe --contains 34e895075e21be3e21e71d6317440d1ee7969ad0 v2.6.34-rc1~233^2~49^2~107 ath9k: convert to new station add/remove callbacks git describe --contains 4ca778605cfec53d8a689f0b57babb93b030c784 v2.6.34-rc1~233^2~49^2~10 ath9k: fix lockdep warning when unloading module This last one trickled down to 2.6.33 (OK), 2.6.33 (invalid) and 2.6.32 (invalid). git describe --contains a9f042cbe5284f34ccff15f3084477e11b39b17b v2.6.34-rc2~48^2~77^2~7 git describe --contains 0524bcfa80f1fffb4e1fe18a0a28900869a58a7c v2.6.33.2~125 git describe --contains 0dcc9985f34aef3c60bffab3dfc7f7ba3748f35a v2.6.32.11~79 The patch titled "ath9k: fix lockdep warning when unloading module" should be reverted on both 2.6.33 and 2.6.32 as it is invalid and actually ended up causing the following warning: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan31: link becomes ready phy0: WMM queue=2 aci=0 acm=0 aifs=3 cWmin=15 cWmax=1023 txop=0 phy0: WMM queue=3 aci=1 acm=0 aifs=7 cWmin=15 cWmax=1023 txop=0 phy0: WMM queue=1 aci=2 acm=0 aifs=2 cWmin=7 cWmax=15 txop=94 phy0: WMM queue=0 aci=3 acm=0 aifs=2 cWmin=3 cWmax=7 txop=47 phy0: device now idle ------------[ cut here ]------------ WARNING: at kernel/softirq.c:143 local_bh_enable_ip+0x7b/0xa0() Hardware name: 7660A14 Modules linked in: ath9k(-) mac80211 ath cfg80211 <whatever-bleh-etc> Pid: 2003, comm: rmmod Not tainted #6 Call Trace: [<ffffffff8105d178>] warn_slowpath_common+0x78/0xb0 [<ffffffff8105d1bf>] warn_slowpath_null+0xf/0x20 [<ffffffff81063f8b>] local_bh_enable_ip+0x7b/0xa0 [<ffffffff815121e4>] _spin_unlock_bh+0x14/0x20 [<ffffffffa034aea5>] ath_tx_node_cleanup+0x185/0x1b0 [ath9k] [<ffffffffa0345597>] ath9k_sta_notify+0x57/0xb0 [ath9k] [<ffffffffa02ac51a>] __sta_info_unlink+0x15a/0x260 [mac80211] [<ffffffffa02ac658>] sta_info_unlink+0x38/0x60 [mac80211] [<ffffffffa02b3fbe>] ieee80211_set_disassoc+0x1ae/0x210 [mac80211] [<ffffffffa02b42d9>] ieee80211_mgd_deauth+0x109/0x110 [mac80211] [<ffffffffa02ba409>] ieee80211_deauth+0x19/0x20 [mac80211] [<ffffffffa028160e>] __cfg80211_mlme_deauth+0xee/0x130 [cfg80211] [<ffffffff81118540>] ? init_object+0x50/0x90 [<ffffffffa0285429>] __cfg80211_disconnect+0x159/0x1d0 [cfg80211] [<ffffffffa027125f>] cfg80211_netdev_notifier_call+0x10f/0x450 [cfg80211] [<ffffffff81514ca7>] notifier_call_chain+0x47/0x90 [<ffffffff8107f501>] raw_notifier_call_chain+0x11/0x20 [<ffffffff81442d66>] call_netdevice_notifiers+0x16/0x20 [<ffffffff8144352d>] dev_close+0x4d/0xa0 [<ffffffff814439a8>] rollback_registered+0x48/0x120 [<ffffffff81443a9d>] unregister_netdevice+0x1d/0x70 [<ffffffffa02b6cc4>] ieee80211_remove_interfaces+0x84/0xc0 [mac80211] [<ffffffffa02aa072>] ieee80211_unregister_hw+0x42/0xf0 [mac80211] [<ffffffffa0347bde>] ath_detach+0x8e/0x180 [ath9k] [<ffffffffa0347ce1>] ath_cleanup+0x11/0x50 [ath9k] [<ffffffffa0351a2c>] ath_pci_remove+0x1c/0x20 [ath9k] [<ffffffff8129d712>] pci_device_remove+0x32/0x60 [<ffffffff81332373>] __device_release_driver+0x53/0xb0 [<ffffffff81332498>] driver_detach+0xc8/0xd0 [<ffffffff81331405>] bus_remove_driver+0x85/0xe0 [<ffffffff81332a5a>] driver_unregister+0x5a/0x90 [<ffffffff8129da00>] pci_unregister_driver+0x40/0xb0 [<ffffffffa03518d0>] ath_pci_exit+0x10/0x20 [ath9k] [<ffffffffa0353cd5>] ath9k_exit+0x9/0x2a [ath9k] [<ffffffff81092838>] sys_delete_module+0x1a8/0x270 [<ffffffff8107ebe9>] ? up_read+0x9/0x10 [<ffffffff81011f82>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b ---[ end trace fad957019ffdd40b ]--- phy0: Removed STA 00:22:6b:56:fd:e8 phy0: Destroyed STA 00:22:6b:56:fd:e8 wlan31: deauthenticating from 00:22:6b:56:fd:e8 by local choice (reason=3) ath9k 0000:16:00.0: PCI INT A disabled The original lockdep fixed an issue where due to the new changes the driver was not disabling the bottom halves but it is incorrect to do this on the older kernels since IRQs are already disabled. Cc: Ming Lei <> Cc: Johannes Berg <> Cc: John W. Linville <> Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/xmit.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/xmit.c
index a232361cbec0..e499fb6e00c4 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/xmit.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/xmit.c
@@ -2190,7 +2190,7 @@ void ath_tx_node_cleanup(struct ath_softc *sc, struct ath_node *an)
if (ATH_TXQ_SETUP(sc, i)) {
txq = &sc->tx.txq[i];
- spin_lock_bh(&txq->axq_lock);
+ spin_lock(&txq->axq_lock);
ac_tmp, &txq->axq_acq, list) {
@@ -2211,7 +2211,7 @@ void ath_tx_node_cleanup(struct ath_softc *sc, struct ath_node *an)
- spin_unlock_bh(&txq->axq_lock);
+ spin_unlock(&txq->axq_lock);