Commit b45db71b authored by Jon Paul Maloy's avatar Jon Paul Maloy Committed by David S. Miller
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tipc: eliminate race during node creation

Instances of struct node are created in the function tipc_disc_rcv()
under the assumption that there is no race between received discovery
messages arriving from the same node. This assumption is wrong.
When we use more than one bearer, it is possible that discovery
messages from the same node arrive at the same moment, resulting in
creation of two instances of struct tipc_node. This may later cause
confusion during link establishment, and may result in one of the links
never becoming activated.

We fix this by making lookup and potential creation of nodes atomic.
Instead of first looking up the node, and in case of failure, create it,
we now start with looking up the node inside node_link_create(), and
return a reference to that one if found. Otherwise, we go ahead and
create the node as we did before.

Reviewed-by: default avatarErik Hugne <>
Reviewed-by: Ying Xue's avatarYing Xue <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJon Maloy <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 7d24dcdb
* net/tipc/discover.c
* Copyright (c) 2003-2006, 2014, Ericsson AB
* Copyright (c) 2003-2006, 2014-2015, Ericsson AB
* Copyright (c) 2005-2006, 2010-2011, Wind River Systems
* All rights reserved.
......@@ -47,7 +47,6 @@
/* indicates no timer in use */
#define TIPC_LINK_REQ_INACTIVE 0xffffffff
* struct tipc_link_req - information about an ongoing link setup request
* @bearer_id: identity of bearer issuing requests
......@@ -163,13 +162,9 @@ void tipc_disc_rcv(struct net *net, struct sk_buff *buf,
if (!tipc_in_scope(bearer->domain, onode))
/* Locate, or if necessary, create, node: */
node = tipc_node_find(net, onode);
if (!node)
node = tipc_node_create(net, onode);
node = tipc_node_create(net, onode);
if (!node)
link = node->links[bearer->identity];
......@@ -96,14 +96,14 @@ struct tipc_node *tipc_node_create(struct net *net, u32 addr)
struct tipc_node *n_ptr, *temp_node;
n_ptr = tipc_node_find(net, addr);
if (n_ptr)
goto exit;
n_ptr = kzalloc(sizeof(*n_ptr), GFP_ATOMIC);
if (!n_ptr) {
pr_warn("Node creation failed, no memory\n");
return NULL;
goto exit;
n_ptr->addr = addr;
n_ptr->net = net;
......@@ -123,9 +123,8 @@ struct tipc_node *tipc_node_create(struct net *net, u32 addr)
list_add_tail_rcu(&n_ptr->list, &temp_node->list);
n_ptr->action_flags = TIPC_WAIT_PEER_LINKS_DOWN;
n_ptr->signature = INVALID_NODE_SIG;
return n_ptr;
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