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SubjectRe: [PATCH net 2/3] net: hns3: fix a use after free problem in hns3_nic_maybe_stop_tx()
From: Huazhong Tan <>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2019 11:08:54 +0800

> From: Yunsheng Lin <>
> Currently, hns3_nic_maybe_stop_tx() uses skb_copy() to linearize a
> SKB if the BD num required by the SKB does not meet the hardware
> limitation, and it linearizes the SKB by allocating a new SKB and
> freeing the old SKB, if hns3_nic_maybe_stop_tx() returns -EBUSY,
> the sch_direct_xmit() still hold reference to old SKB and try to
> retransmit the old SKB when dev_hard_start_xmit() return TX_BUSY,
> which may cause use after freed problem.
> This patch fixes it by using __skb_linearize() to linearize the
> SKB in hns3_nic_maybe_stop_tx().
> Fixes: 51e8439f3496 ("net: hns3: add 8 BD limit for tx flow")
> Signed-off-by: Yunsheng Lin <>
> Signed-off-by: Huazhong Tan <>

That's not what I see.

You're freeing the SKB in the caller of hns3_nic_maybe_stop_tx()
in the -ENOMEM case, not the generic qdisc code.

Standing practice is to always return NETIF_TX_OK in this case
and just pretend the frame was sent.

Grep for __skb_linearize use throughout various drivers to see
what I mean. i40e is just one of several examples.

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