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    cfg80211: fix locking · 667503dd
    Johannes Berg authored
    
    
    Over time, a lot of locking issues have crept into
    the smarts of cfg80211, so e.g. scan completion can
    race against a new scan, IBSS join can race against
    leaving an IBSS, etc.
    
    Introduce a new per-interface lock that protects
    most of the per-interface data that we need to keep
    track of, and sprinkle assertions about that lock
    everywhere. Some things now need to be offloaded to
    work structs so that we don't require being able to
    sleep in functions the drivers call. The exception
    to that are the MLME callbacks (rx_auth etc.) that
    currently only mac80211 calls because it was easier
    to do that there instead of in cfg80211, and future
    drivers implementing those calls will, if they ever
    exist, probably need to use a similar scheme like
    mac80211 anyway...
    
    In order to be able to handle _deauth and _disassoc
    properly, introduce a cookie passed to it that will
    determine locking requirements.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
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