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authorJohannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>2008-04-08 17:56:52 +0200
committerJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>2008-04-08 16:44:45 -0400
commit3b96766f0e643f52ae19e134664df6730c737e87 (patch)
treeb1707d94a14c9777f09b1aab33970e7741190d4c /net/mac80211/key.h
parent7d1559f1737d5ca27b267b0392015f42b3bbe2fa (diff)
mac80211: fix key vs. sta locking problems
Up to now, key manipulation is supposed to run under RTNL to avoid concurrent manipulations and also allow the set_key() hardware callback to sleep. This is not feasible because STA structs are rcu-protected and thus a lot of operations there cannot take the RTNL. Also, key references are rcu-protected so we cannot do things atomically. This patch changes key locking completely: * key operations are now atomic * hardware crypto offload is enabled and disabled from a workqueue, due to that key freeing is also delayed * debugfs code is also run from a workqueue * keys reference STAs (and vice versa!) so during STA unlink the STAs key reference is removed but not the keys STA reference, to avoid races key todo work is run before STA destruction. * fewer STA operations now need the RTNL which was required due to key operations This fixes the locking problems lockdep pointed out and also makes things more light-weight because the rtnl isn't required as much. Note that the key todo lock/key mutex are global locks, this is not required, of course, they could be per-hardware instead. Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
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