[Bridge] [PATCH 11/17] net: convert netpoll_info.refcnt from atomic_t to refcount_t

Elena Reshetova elena.reshetova at intel.com
Fri Jun 30 10:08:04 UTC 2017


refcount_t type and corresponding API should be
used instead of atomic_t when the variable is used as
a reference counter. This allows to avoid accidental
refcounter overflows that might lead to use-after-free
situations.

Signed-off-by: Elena Reshetova <elena.reshetova at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Hans Liljestrand <ishkamiel at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: David Windsor <dwindsor at gmail.com>
---
 include/linux/netpoll.h | 3 ++-
 net/core/netpoll.c      | 6 +++---
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/netpoll.h b/include/linux/netpoll.h
index 1828900..27c0aaa 100644
--- a/include/linux/netpoll.h
+++ b/include/linux/netpoll.h
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
 #include <linux/interrupt.h>
 #include <linux/rcupdate.h>
 #include <linux/list.h>
+#include <linux/refcount.h>
 
 union inet_addr {
 	__u32		all[4];
@@ -34,7 +35,7 @@ struct netpoll {
 };
 
 struct netpoll_info {
-	atomic_t refcnt;
+	refcount_t refcnt;
 
 	struct semaphore dev_lock;
 
diff --git a/net/core/netpoll.c b/net/core/netpoll.c
index a835155..d3408a6 100644
--- a/net/core/netpoll.c
+++ b/net/core/netpoll.c
@@ -632,7 +632,7 @@ int __netpoll_setup(struct netpoll *np, struct net_device *ndev)
 		skb_queue_head_init(&npinfo->txq);
 		INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&npinfo->tx_work, queue_process);
 
-		atomic_set(&npinfo->refcnt, 1);
+		refcount_set(&npinfo->refcnt, 1);
 
 		ops = np->dev->netdev_ops;
 		if (ops->ndo_netpoll_setup) {
@@ -642,7 +642,7 @@ int __netpoll_setup(struct netpoll *np, struct net_device *ndev)
 		}
 	} else {
 		npinfo = rtnl_dereference(ndev->npinfo);
-		atomic_inc(&npinfo->refcnt);
+		refcount_inc(&npinfo->refcnt);
 	}
 
 	npinfo->netpoll = np;
@@ -821,7 +821,7 @@ void __netpoll_cleanup(struct netpoll *np)
 
 	synchronize_srcu(&netpoll_srcu);
 
-	if (atomic_dec_and_test(&npinfo->refcnt)) {
+	if (refcount_dec_and_test(&npinfo->refcnt)) {
 		const struct net_device_ops *ops;
 
 		ops = np->dev->netdev_ops;
-- 
2.7.4



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