Commit 6e410d8f authored by Hariprasad S's avatar Hariprasad S Committed by Doug Ledford

RDMA/iw_cxgb4: ensure eps don't get freed while the mutex is held

In rx_data(), with the ep in FPDU_MODE, refcnt=2, if we get unexpected
streaming data, we call c4iw_modify_rc_qp() and move the qp from
RTS -> TERMINATE.  In c4iw_modify_rc_qp(), if rdma_fini() returns
an error, the ep will be dereferenced (refcnt=1).  Then rx_data()
calls c4iw_ep_disconnect() which starts the close operation.
But if send_halfclose() fails in c4iw_ep_disconnect(), we  will call
release_ep_resources() derefing the ep which reduces the refcnt to 0 and
and frees the ep. However we still has the ep mutex at that point, so we
have a touch-after-free bug.  There is a similar issue where
peer_close() calls c4iw_ep_disconnect().

The solution is to add a reference to the ep in c4iw_ep_disconnect()
after acquiring  the mutex, and release it after releasing the mutex.
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteve Wise <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarHariprasad Shenai <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDoug Ledford <>
parent 88bc230d
......@@ -3416,6 +3416,12 @@ int c4iw_ep_disconnect(struct c4iw_ep *ep, int abrupt, gfp_t gfp)
PDBG("%s ep %p state %s, abrupt %d\n", __func__, ep,
states[ep->com.state], abrupt);
* Ref the ep here in case we have fatal errors causing the
* ep to be released and freed.
rdev = &ep->>rdev;
if (c4iw_fatal_error(rdev)) {
fatal = 1;
......@@ -3476,6 +3482,7 @@ int c4iw_ep_disconnect(struct c4iw_ep *ep, int abrupt, gfp_t gfp)
if (fatal)
return ret;
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