I'm trying to better understand some code in net/mac80211/scan.c in order
to track down some memory leaks reported by kmemleak.
My question boils down to this. Assume we have code similar to this:
old = rcu_access_pointer(found->pub.beacon_ies);
kfree_rcu((struct cfg80211_bss_ies *)old, rcu_head);
Would it be possible to somehow leak what is assigned to found->pub.beacon_ies,
perhaps because two threads managed to go through this
code within a single RCU period?
I think that if the rcu_assign_pointer logic wasn't 'published'
before a second thread came through this logic it could cause
The actual code I'm curious about is in net/mac80211/scan.c, in
the cfg80211_bss_update method.
Ben Greear <[email protected]>
Candela Technologies Inc http://www.candelatech.com