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Subject[PATCH] Bluetooth: hci_core: Avoid mixing up req_complete and req_complete_skb
In commit 44d271377479 ("Bluetooth: Compress the size of struct
hci_ctrl") we squashed down the size of the structure by using a union
with the assumption that all users would use the flag to determine
whether we had a req_complete or a req_complete_skb.

Unfortunately we had a case in hci_req_cmd_complete() where we weren't
looking at the flag. This can result in a situation where we might be
storing a hci_req_complete_skb_t in a hci_req_complete_t variable, or
vice versa.

During some testing I found at least one case where the function
hci_req_sync_complete() was called improperly because the kernel thought
that it didn't require an SKB. Looking through the stack in kgdb I
found that it was called by hci_event_packet() and that
hci_event_packet() had both of its locals "req_complete" and
"req_complete_skb" pointing to the same place: both to

Let's make sure we always check the flag.

For more details on debugging done, see <>.

Fixes: 44d271377479 ("Bluetooth: Compress the size of struct hci_ctrl")
Signed-off-by: Douglas Anderson <>
Testing was done on a Chrome OS device on kernel 3.14 w/
bluetooth-next backports. Since I couldn't reliably reproduce the
problem, I simply confirmed that existing functionality worked.

net/bluetooth/hci_core.c | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/bluetooth/hci_core.c b/net/bluetooth/hci_core.c
index 541760fe53d4..9c0a6830ff92 100644
--- a/net/bluetooth/hci_core.c
+++ b/net/bluetooth/hci_core.c
@@ -4118,8 +4118,10 @@ void hci_req_cmd_complete(struct hci_dev *hdev, u16 opcode, u8 status,

- *req_complete = bt_cb(skb)->hci.req_complete;
- *req_complete_skb = bt_cb(skb)->hci.req_complete_skb;
+ if (bt_cb(skb)->hci.req_flags & HCI_REQ_SKB)
+ *req_complete_skb = bt_cb(skb)->hci.req_complete_skb;
+ else
+ *req_complete = bt_cb(skb)->hci.req_complete;
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&hdev->cmd_q.lock, flags);
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