2.6.25-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us

From: Johannes Berg

When a driver rejects a frame in it's ->tx() callback, it must also
stop queues, otherwise mac80211 can go into a loop here. Detect this
situation and abort the loop after five retries, warning about the
driver bug.

This patch was added to mainline as
commit ef3a62d272f033989e83eb1f26505f93f93e3e69.

Thanks to Larry Finger for doing the -stable

Cc: Larry Finger
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller

net/mac80211/tx.c | 9 ++++++++-
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/net/mac80211/tx.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/tx.c
@@ -1090,7 +1090,7 @@ static int ieee80211_tx(struct net_devic
ieee80211_tx_handler *handler;
struct ieee80211_txrx_data tx;
ieee80211_txrx_result res = TXRX_DROP, res_prepare;
- int ret, i;
+ int ret, i, retries = 0;

WARN_ON(__ieee80211_queue_pending(local, control->queue));

@@ -1181,6 +1181,13 @@ retry:
if (!__ieee80211_queue_stopped(local, control->queue)) {
+ retries++;
+ /*
+ * Driver bug, it's rejecting packets but
+ * not stopping queues.
+ */
+ if (WARN_ON_ONCE(retries > 5))
+ goto drop;
goto retry;
memcpy(&store->control, control,

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