Commit 963ad948 authored by Nikolay Aleksandrov's avatar Nikolay Aleksandrov Committed by David S. Miller
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bridge: netlink: fix slave_changelink/br_setport race conditions

Since slave_changelink support was added there have been a few race
conditions when using br_setport() since some of the port functions it
uses require the bridge lock. It is very easy to trigger a lockup due to
some internal spin_lock() usage without bh disabled, also it's possible to
get the bridge into an inconsistent state.

Signed-off-by: default avatarNikolay Aleksandrov <>
Fixes: 3ac636b8

 ("bridge: implement rtnl_link_ops->slave_changelink")
Reviewed-by: default avatarJiri Pirko <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 48516438
......@@ -693,9 +693,17 @@ static int br_port_slave_changelink(struct net_device *brdev,
struct nlattr *tb[],
struct nlattr *data[])
struct net_bridge *br = netdev_priv(brdev);
int ret;
if (!data)
return 0;
return br_setport(br_port_get_rtnl(dev), data);
ret = br_setport(br_port_get_rtnl(dev), data);
return ret;
static int br_port_fill_slave_info(struct sk_buff *skb,
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