Commit 0ef049dc authored by Arnd Bergmann's avatar Arnd Bergmann Committed by Johannes Berg
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mac80211: avoid excessive stack usage in sta_info

When CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING is set, the sta_info_insert_finish
function consumes more stack than normally, exceeding the
1024 byte limit on ARM:

net/mac80211/sta_info.c: In function 'sta_info_insert_finish':
net/mac80211/sta_info.c:561:1: error: the frame size of 1080 bytes is larger than 1024 bytes [-Werror=frame-larger-than=]

It turns out that there are two functions that put a 'struct station_info'
on the stack: __sta_info_destroy_part2 and sta_info_insert_finish, and
this structure alone requires up to 792 bytes.

Hoping that both are called rarely enough, this replaces the
on-stack structure with a dynamic allocation, which unfortunately
requires some suboptimal error handling for out-of-memory.

The __sta_info_destroy_part2 function is actually affected by the
stack usage twice because it calls cfg80211_del_sta_sinfo(), which
has another instance of struct station_info on its stack.

Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <>
Fixes: 98b62183 ("mac80211/cfg80211: add station events")
Fixes: 6f7a8d26

 ("mac80211: send statistics with delete station event")
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <>
parent 89f774e6
......@@ -498,11 +498,17 @@ static int sta_info_insert_finish(struct sta_info *sta) __acquires(RCU)
struct ieee80211_local *local = sta->local;
struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata = sta->sdata;
struct station_info sinfo;
struct station_info *sinfo;
int err = 0;
sinfo = kzalloc(sizeof(struct station_info), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!sinfo) {
err = -ENOMEM;
goto out_err;
/* check if STA exists already */
if (sta_info_get_bss(sdata, sta->sta.addr)) {
err = -EEXIST;
......@@ -533,10 +539,9 @@ static int sta_info_insert_finish(struct sta_info *sta) __acquires(RCU)
memset(&sinfo, 0, sizeof(sinfo));
sinfo.filled = 0;
sinfo.generation = local->sta_generation;
cfg80211_new_sta(sdata->dev, sta->sta.addr, &sinfo, GFP_KERNEL);
sinfo->generation = local->sta_generation;
cfg80211_new_sta(sdata->dev, sta->sta.addr, sinfo, GFP_KERNEL);
sta_dbg(sdata, "Inserted STA %pM\n", sta->sta.addr);
......@@ -897,7 +902,7 @@ static void __sta_info_destroy_part2(struct sta_info *sta)
struct ieee80211_local *local = sta->local;
struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata = sta->sdata;
struct station_info sinfo = {};
struct station_info *sinfo;
int ret;
......@@ -935,8 +940,11 @@ static void __sta_info_destroy_part2(struct sta_info *sta)
sta_dbg(sdata, "Removed STA %pM\n", sta->sta.addr);
sta_set_sinfo(sta, &sinfo);
cfg80211_del_sta_sinfo(sdata->dev, sta->sta.addr, &sinfo, GFP_KERNEL);
sinfo = kzalloc(sizeof(*sinfo), GFP_KERNEL);
if (sinfo)
sta_set_sinfo(sta, sinfo);
cfg80211_del_sta_sinfo(sdata->dev, sta->sta.addr, sinfo, GFP_KERNEL);
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