Commit bc05d19f authored by Johannes Berg's avatar Johannes Berg Committed by John W. Linville

mac80211: fix IBSS lockdep complaint

Bob reported a lockdep complaint originating in
the mac80211 IBSS code due to the common work
struct patch. The reason is that the IBSS and
station mode code have different locking orders
for the cfg80211 wdev lock and the work struct
(where "locking" implies running/canceling).

Fix this by simply not canceling the work in
the IBSS code, it is not necessary since when
the REQ_RUN bit is cleared, the work will run
without effect if it runs. When the interface
is set down, it is flushed anyway, so there's
no concern about it running after memory has
been invalidated either.

This fixes

Additionally, looking into this I noticed that
there's a small window while the IBSS is torn
down in which the work may be rescheduled and
the REQ_RUN bit be set again after leave() has
cleared it when a scan finishes at exactly the
same time. Avoid that by setting the ssid_len
to zero before clearing REQ_RUN which signals
to the scan finish code that this interface is
not active.
Reported-by: default avatarBob Copeland <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent 9dca9c49
......@@ -943,11 +943,6 @@ int ieee80211_ibss_leave(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata)
clear_bit(IEEE80211_IBSS_REQ_RUN, &sdata->u.ibss.request);
clear_bit(IEEE80211_IBSS_REQ_RUN, &sdata->u.ibss.request);
sta_info_flush(sdata->local, sdata);
/* remove beacon */
......@@ -964,6 +959,20 @@ int ieee80211_ibss_leave(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata)
memset(sdata->u.ibss.bssid, 0, ETH_ALEN);
sdata->u.ibss.ssid_len = 0;
* ssid_len indicates active or not, so needs to be visible to
* everybody, especially ieee80211_ibss_notify_scan_completed,
* so it won't restart the timer after we remove it here.
clear_bit(IEEE80211_IBSS_REQ_RUN, &sdata->u.ibss.request);
* Since the REQ_RUN bit is clear, the work won't do
* anything if it runs after this.
return 0;
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