wcn36xx: Fix firmware crash due to corrupted buffer address

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  • wcn36xx: Fix firmware crash due to corrupted buffer address
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Ramon Fried March 15, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
From: Loic Poulain <loic.poulain@linaro.org>


wcn36xx_start_tx function retrieves the buffer descriptor from the
channel control queue to start filling tx buffer information. However,
nothing prevents this same buffer to be concurrently accessed in a
concurent tx call, leading to potential buffer coruption and firmware
crash (observed during iperf test). The channel control queue should
only be accessed and updated with the channel lock.

Fix this issue by using a local buffer descriptor which will be copied
in the thread-safe wcn36xx_dxe_tx_frame.

Note that buffer descriptor size is few bytes so the introduced copy
overhead is insignificant. Moreover, this allows to keep the locked
section minimal.

Signed-off-by: Loic Poulain <loic.poulain@linaro.org>

Signed-off-by: Ramon Fried <rfried@codeaurora.org>

---
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c  | 13 ++++---------
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.h  |  3 ++-
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/txrx.c | 32 ++++++++++----------------------
 3 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)

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Comments

Kalle Valo March 29, 2018, 8:57 a.m. | #1
Ramon Fried <rfried@codeaurora.org> wrote:

> wcn36xx_start_tx function retrieves the buffer descriptor from the

> channel control queue to start filling tx buffer information. However,

> nothing prevents this same buffer to be concurrently accessed in a

> concurent tx call, leading to potential buffer coruption and firmware

> crash (observed during iperf test). The channel control queue should

> only be accessed and updated with the channel lock.

> 

> Fix this issue by using a local buffer descriptor which will be copied

> in the thread-safe wcn36xx_dxe_tx_frame.

> 

> Note that buffer descriptor size is few bytes so the introduced copy

> overhead is insignificant. Moreover, this allows to keep the locked

> section minimal.

> 

> Signed-off-by: Loic Poulain <loic.poulain@linaro.org>

> Signed-off-by: Ramon Fried <rfried@codeaurora.org>

> Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org>


Patch applied to ath-next branch of ath.git, thanks.

e5f9908155c9 wcn36xx: Fix firmware crash due to corrupted buffer address

-- 
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10284261/

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/developers/documentation/submittingpatches

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c
index 7d5ecaf02288..2c3b899a88fa 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c
@@ -27,15 +27,6 @@ 
 #include "wcn36xx.h"
 #include "txrx.h"
 
-void *wcn36xx_dxe_get_next_bd(struct wcn36xx *wcn, bool is_low)
-{
-	struct wcn36xx_dxe_ch *ch = is_low ?
-		&wcn->dxe_tx_l_ch :
-		&wcn->dxe_tx_h_ch;
-
-	return ch->head_blk_ctl->bd_cpu_addr;
-}
-
 static void wcn36xx_ccu_write_register(struct wcn36xx *wcn, int addr, int data)
 {
 	wcn36xx_dbg(WCN36XX_DBG_DXE,
@@ -648,6 +639,7 @@  void wcn36xx_dxe_free_mem_pools(struct wcn36xx *wcn)
 
 int wcn36xx_dxe_tx_frame(struct wcn36xx *wcn,
 			 struct wcn36xx_vif *vif_priv,
+			 struct wcn36xx_tx_bd *bd,
 			 struct sk_buff *skb,
 			 bool is_low)
 {
@@ -681,6 +673,9 @@  int wcn36xx_dxe_tx_frame(struct wcn36xx *wcn,
 	ctl->skb = NULL;
 	desc = ctl->desc;
 
+	/* write buffer descriptor */
+	memcpy(ctl->bd_cpu_addr, bd, sizeof(*bd));
+
 	/* Set source address of the BD we send */
 	desc->src_addr_l = ctl->bd_phy_addr;
 
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.h b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.h
index 2bc376c5391b..ce580960d109 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.h
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.h
@@ -452,6 +452,7 @@  struct wcn36xx_dxe_mem_pool {
 	dma_addr_t	phy_addr;
 };
 
+struct wcn36xx_tx_bd;
 struct wcn36xx_vif;
 int wcn36xx_dxe_allocate_mem_pools(struct wcn36xx *wcn);
 void wcn36xx_dxe_free_mem_pools(struct wcn36xx *wcn);
@@ -463,8 +464,8 @@  void wcn36xx_dxe_deinit(struct wcn36xx *wcn);
 int wcn36xx_dxe_init_channels(struct wcn36xx *wcn);
 int wcn36xx_dxe_tx_frame(struct wcn36xx *wcn,
 			 struct wcn36xx_vif *vif_priv,
+			 struct wcn36xx_tx_bd *bd,
 			 struct sk_buff *skb,
 			 bool is_low);
 void wcn36xx_dxe_tx_ack_ind(struct wcn36xx *wcn, u32 status);
-void *wcn36xx_dxe_get_next_bd(struct wcn36xx *wcn, bool is_low);
 #endif	/* _DXE_H_ */
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/txrx.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/txrx.c
index 22304edc5948..b1768ed6b0be 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/txrx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/txrx.c
@@ -272,21 +272,9 @@  int wcn36xx_start_tx(struct wcn36xx *wcn,
 	bool is_low = ieee80211_is_data(hdr->frame_control);
 	bool bcast = is_broadcast_ether_addr(hdr->addr1) ||
 		is_multicast_ether_addr(hdr->addr1);
-	struct wcn36xx_tx_bd *bd = wcn36xx_dxe_get_next_bd(wcn, is_low);
-
-	if (!bd) {
-		/*
-		 * TX DXE are used in pairs. One for the BD and one for the
-		 * actual frame. The BD DXE's has a preallocated buffer while
-		 * the skb ones does not. If this isn't true something is really
-		 * wierd. TODO: Recover from this situation
-		 */
-
-		wcn36xx_err("bd address may not be NULL for BD DXE\n");
-		return -EINVAL;
-	}
+	struct wcn36xx_tx_bd bd;
 
-	memset(bd, 0, sizeof(*bd));
+	memset(&bd, 0, sizeof(bd));
 
 	wcn36xx_dbg(WCN36XX_DBG_TX,
 		    "tx skb %p len %d fc %04x sn %d %s %s\n",
@@ -296,10 +284,10 @@  int wcn36xx_start_tx(struct wcn36xx *wcn,
 
 	wcn36xx_dbg_dump(WCN36XX_DBG_TX_DUMP, "", skb->data, skb->len);
 
-	bd->dpu_rf = WCN36XX_BMU_WQ_TX;
+	bd.dpu_rf = WCN36XX_BMU_WQ_TX;
 
-	bd->tx_comp = !!(info->flags & IEEE80211_TX_CTL_REQ_TX_STATUS);
-	if (bd->tx_comp) {
+	bd.tx_comp = !!(info->flags & IEEE80211_TX_CTL_REQ_TX_STATUS);
+	if (bd.tx_comp) {
 		wcn36xx_dbg(WCN36XX_DBG_DXE, "TX_ACK status requested\n");
 		spin_lock_irqsave(&wcn->dxe_lock, flags);
 		if (wcn->tx_ack_skb) {
@@ -321,13 +309,13 @@  int wcn36xx_start_tx(struct wcn36xx *wcn,
 
 	/* Data frames served first*/
 	if (is_low)
-		wcn36xx_set_tx_data(bd, wcn, &vif_priv, sta_priv, skb, bcast);
+		wcn36xx_set_tx_data(&bd, wcn, &vif_priv, sta_priv, skb, bcast);
 	else
 		/* MGMT and CTRL frames are handeld here*/
-		wcn36xx_set_tx_mgmt(bd, wcn, &vif_priv, skb, bcast);
+		wcn36xx_set_tx_mgmt(&bd, wcn, &vif_priv, skb, bcast);
 
-	buff_to_be((u32 *)bd, sizeof(*bd)/sizeof(u32));
-	bd->tx_bd_sign = 0xbdbdbdbd;
+	buff_to_be((u32 *)&bd, sizeof(bd)/sizeof(u32));
+	bd.tx_bd_sign = 0xbdbdbdbd;
 
-	return wcn36xx_dxe_tx_frame(wcn, vif_priv, skb, is_low);
+	return wcn36xx_dxe_tx_frame(wcn, vif_priv, &bd, skb, is_low);
 }