Commit dc5a1449 authored by Neil Horman's avatar Neil Horman Committed by Jeff Garzik
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sis900: Allocate rx replacement buffer before rx operation

Just found a hole in my last patch.  It was reported to me that shortly after we
integrated this patch.  The report was of an oops that took place inside of
netif_rx when using the sis900 driver.  Looking at my origional patch I noted
that there was a spot between the new skb_alloc and the refill_rx_ring label
where skb got reassigned to the pointer currently held in the rx_ring for the
purposes of receiveing the frame.  The result of this is however that the buffer
that gets passed to netif_rx (if it is called), then gets placed right back into
the rx_ring.  So if you receive frames fast enough the skb being processed by
the network stack can get corrupted.  The reporter is testing out the fix I've
written for this below (I'm not near my hardware at the moment to test myself),
but I wanted to post it for review ASAP.  I'll post test results when I hear
them, but I think this is a pretty straightforward fix.  It just uses a separate
pointer to do the rx operation, so that we don't improperly reassign the pointer
that we use to refill the rx ring.
Signed-off-by: default avatarNeil Horman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJeff Garzik <>
parent 1764f150
......@@ -1753,6 +1753,7 @@ static int sis900_rx(struct net_device *net_dev)
sis_priv->rx_ring[entry].cmdsts = RX_BUF_SIZE;
} else {
struct sk_buff * skb;
struct sk_buff * rx_skb;
sis_priv->rx_ring[entry].bufptr, RX_BUF_SIZE,
......@@ -1786,10 +1787,10 @@ static int sis900_rx(struct net_device *net_dev)
/* give the socket buffer to upper layers */
skb = sis_priv->rx_skbuff[entry];
skb_put(skb, rx_size);
skb->protocol = eth_type_trans(skb, net_dev);
rx_skb = sis_priv->rx_skbuff[entry];
skb_put(rx_skb, rx_size);
rx_skb->protocol = eth_type_trans(rx_skb, net_dev);
/* some network statistics */
if ((rx_status & BCAST) == MCAST)
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