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From: Martin Kaiser <>
To: Larry Finger <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:,,, Martin Kaiser <>,
	Dan Carpenter <>
Subject: [PATCH v2] staging: rtl8188eu: fix usb_submit_urb error handling
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 19:40:57 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

usb_read_port prepares a bulk in urb and calls usb_submit_urb to pass the
usb to the usb core. It seems wrong that usb_read_port returns success to
its caller if usb_submit_urb failed with -EPERM.

According to drivers/usb/core/urb.c, usb_submit_urb returns -EPERM when
an urb is resubmitted after being cancelled by usb_kill_urb etc.

The only caller who checks the return value of usb_read_port is
rtw_hal_inirp_init. This function submits the bulk in urbs for the first
time after the netdevice is opened. We'll not receive -EPERM from
usb_submit_urb in this case. The urbs are resubmitted by
read_port_complete, which does not check for errors from usb_read_port.

This driver may kill pending bulk in urbs when the netdevice is closed when
the driver is unloaded or the system goes to sleep. I don't think that this
will interrupt an ongoing netdev open.

Suggested-by: Dan Carpenter <>
Signed-off-by: Martin Kaiser <>
 - improved the commit message based on explanations from Greg and Dan

 drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/os_dep/usb_ops_linux.c | 7 +++----
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/os_dep/usb_ops_linux.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/os_dep/usb_ops_linux.c
index ec07b2017fb7..0ceb05f3884f 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/os_dep/usb_ops_linux.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/os_dep/usb_ops_linux.c
@@ -366,7 +366,6 @@ u32 usb_read_port(struct adapter *adapter, u32 addr, struct recv_buf *precvbuf)
 	struct usb_device *pusbd = pdvobj->pusbdev;
 	int err;
 	unsigned int pipe;
-	u32 ret = _SUCCESS;
 	if (adapter->bDriverStopped || adapter->bSurpriseRemoved ||
 	    adapter->pwrctrlpriv.pnp_bstop_trx) {
@@ -403,10 +402,10 @@ u32 usb_read_port(struct adapter *adapter, u32 addr, struct recv_buf *precvbuf)
 			  precvbuf);/* context is precvbuf */
 	err = usb_submit_urb(purb, GFP_ATOMIC);
-	if ((err) && (err != (-EPERM)))
-		ret = _FAIL;
+	if (err)
+		return _FAIL;
-	return ret;
+	return _SUCCESS;
 void rtw_hal_inirp_deinit(struct adapter *padapter)

      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-06-20 17:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-12 18:00 [PATCH 1/6] staging: rtl8188eu: remove unused hal_data_8188e members Martin Kaiser
2021-06-12 18:00 ` [PATCH 2/6] staging: rtl8188eu: fix usb_submit_urb error handling Martin Kaiser
2021-06-14 14:46   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-06-15  6:47     ` Dan Carpenter
2021-06-12 18:00 ` [PATCH 3/6] staging: rtl8188eu: remove a write-only struct member Martin Kaiser
2021-06-12 18:00 ` [PATCH 4/6] staging: rtl8188eu: remove a write-only power-index members Martin Kaiser
2021-06-12 18:00 ` [PATCH 5/6] staging: rtl8188eu: remove another write-only member Martin Kaiser
2021-06-12 18:00 ` [PATCH 6/6] staging: rtl8188eu: remove RT_TRACE and DBG_88E prints from usb_intf.c Martin Kaiser
2021-06-14 11:34   ` Dan Carpenter
2021-06-14 14:58     ` Martin Kaiser
2021-06-20 17:40 ` Martin Kaiser [this message]

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