Commit c2355e1a authored by Neil Horman's avatar Neil Horman Committed by David S. Miller
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bonding: Fix bonding drivers improper modification of netpoll structure

The bonding driver currently modifies the netpoll structure in its xmit path
while sending frames from netpoll.  This is racy, as other cpus can access the
netpoll structure in parallel. Since the bonding driver points np->dev to a
slave device, other cpus can inadvertently attempt to send data directly to
slave devices, leading to improper locking with the bonding master, lost frames,
and deadlocks.  This patch fixes that up.

This patch also removes the real_dev pointer from the netpoll structure as that
data is really only used by bonding in the poll_controller, and we can emulate
its behavior by check each slave for IS_UP.

Signed-off-by: default avatarNeil Horman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent c6ce3854
......@@ -449,11 +449,9 @@ int bond_dev_queue_xmit(struct bonding *bond, struct sk_buff *skb,
if (unlikely(bond->dev->priv_flags & IFF_IN_NETPOLL)) {
struct netpoll *np = bond->dev->npinfo->netpoll;
slave_dev->npinfo = bond->dev->npinfo;
np->real_dev = np->dev = skb->dev;
slave_dev->priv_flags |= IFF_IN_NETPOLL;
netpoll_send_skb(np, skb);
netpoll_send_skb_on_dev(np, skb, slave_dev);
slave_dev->priv_flags &= ~IFF_IN_NETPOLL;
np->dev = bond->dev;
} else
......@@ -1332,9 +1330,14 @@ static bool slaves_support_netpoll(struct net_device *bond_dev)
static void bond_poll_controller(struct net_device *bond_dev)
struct net_device *dev = bond_dev->npinfo->netpoll->real_dev;
if (dev != bond_dev)
struct bonding *bond = netdev_priv(bond_dev);
struct slave *slave;
int i;
bond_for_each_slave(bond, slave, i) {
if (slave->dev && IS_UP(slave->dev))
static void bond_netpoll_cleanup(struct net_device *bond_dev)
......@@ -14,7 +14,6 @@
struct netpoll {
struct net_device *dev;
struct net_device *real_dev;
char dev_name[IFNAMSIZ];
const char *name;
void (*rx_hook)(struct netpoll *, int, char *, int);
......@@ -53,7 +52,13 @@ void netpoll_set_trap(int trap);
void __netpoll_cleanup(struct netpoll *np);
void netpoll_cleanup(struct netpoll *np);
int __netpoll_rx(struct sk_buff *skb);
void netpoll_send_skb(struct netpoll *np, struct sk_buff *skb);
void netpoll_send_skb_on_dev(struct netpoll *np, struct sk_buff *skb,
struct net_device *dev);
static inline void netpoll_send_skb(struct netpoll *np, struct sk_buff *skb)
netpoll_send_skb_on_dev(np, skb, np->dev);
......@@ -288,11 +288,11 @@ static int netpoll_owner_active(struct net_device *dev)
return 0;
void netpoll_send_skb(struct netpoll *np, struct sk_buff *skb)
void netpoll_send_skb_on_dev(struct netpoll *np, struct sk_buff *skb,
struct net_device *dev)
int status = NETDEV_TX_BUSY;
unsigned long tries;
struct net_device *dev = np->dev;
const struct net_device_ops *ops = dev->netdev_ops;
/* It is up to the caller to keep npinfo alive. */
struct netpoll_info *npinfo = np->dev->npinfo;
......@@ -346,7 +346,7 @@ void netpoll_send_skb(struct netpoll *np, struct sk_buff *skb)
void netpoll_send_udp(struct netpoll *np, const char *msg, int len)
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