Commit 93ee31f1 authored by Committed by David S. MillerBrowse files
[NET]: Fix free_netdev on register_netdev failure.
Point 1: The unregistering of a network device schedule a netdev_run_todo. This function calls dev->destructor when it is set and the destructor calls free_netdev. Point 2: In the case of an initialization of a network device the usual code is: * alloc_netdev * register_netdev -> if this one fails, call free_netdev and exit with error. Point 3: In the register_netdevice function at the later state, when the device is at the registered state, a call to the netdevice_notifiers is made. If one of the notification falls into an error, a rollback to the registered state is done using unregister_netdevice. Conclusion: When a network device fails to register during initialization because one network subsystem returned an error during a notification call chain, the network device is freed twice because of fact 1 and fact 2. The second free_netdev will be done with an invalid pointer. Proposed solution: The following patch move all the code of unregister_netdevice *except* the call to net_set_todo, to a new function "rollback_registered". The following functions are changed in this way: * register_netdevice: calls rollback_registered when a notification fails * unregister_netdevice: calls rollback_register + net_set_todo, the call order to net_set_todo is changed because it is the latest now. Since it justs add an element to a list that should not break anything. Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>