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* [PATCH 2.6.20 07/10] nfnetlink_log: fix module reference counting
@ 2007-02-12  0:39 Michał Mirosław
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From: Michał Mirosław @ 2007-02-12  0:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: netfilter-devel; +Cc: linux-kernel

Count module references correctly: after instance_destroy() there
might be timer pending and holding a reference for this netlink instance.

Signed-off-by: Michał Mirosław <mirq-linux@rere.qmqm.pl>

--- linux-2.6.20/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_log.c.5	2007-02-11 22:24:56.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.20/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_log.c	2007-02-11 22:31:19.000000000 +0100
@@ -133,6 +133,7 @@ instance_put(struct nfulnl_instance *ins
 	if (inst && atomic_dec_and_test(&inst->use)) {
 		UDEBUG("kfree(inst=%p)\n", inst);
 		kfree(inst);
+		module_put(THIS_MODULE);
 	}
 }
 
@@ -146,9 +147,13 @@ instance_create(u_int16_t group_num, int
 	UDEBUG("entering (group_num=%u, pid=%d)\n", group_num,
 		pid);
 
+	if (!try_module_get(THIS_MODULE)) {
+		UDEBUG("aborting, could not reference own module (module unloading?)\n");
+		goto out_modunload;
+	}
+
 	write_lock_bh(&instances_lock);	
 	if (__instance_lookup(group_num)) {
-		inst = NULL;
 		UDEBUG("aborting, instance already exists\n");
 		goto out_unlock;
 	}
@@ -176,9 +181,6 @@ instance_create(u_int16_t group_num, int
 	inst->copy_mode 	= NFULNL_COPY_PACKET;
 	inst->copy_range 	= 0xffff;
 
-	if (!try_module_get(THIS_MODULE))
-		goto out_free;
-
 	hlist_add_head(&inst->hlist, 
 		       &instance_table[instance_hashfn(group_num)]);
 
@@ -189,10 +191,10 @@ instance_create(u_int16_t group_num, int
 
 	return inst;
 
-out_free:
-	instance_put(inst);
 out_unlock:
 	write_unlock_bh(&instances_lock);
+	module_put(THIS_MODULE);
+out_modunload:
 	return NULL;
 }
 
@@ -228,8 +230,6 @@ _instance_destroy2(struct nfulnl_instanc
 
 	/* and finally put the refcount */
 	instance_put(inst);
-
-	module_put(THIS_MODULE);
 }
 
 static inline void

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