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[BUG] net: huawei: hinic: a possible sleep-in-atomic-context bug in hinic_get_stats64




The driver may sleep while holding a RCU lock.
The function call path (from bottom to top) in Linux-4.17 is:

[FUNC] down
drivers/net/.../hinic/hinic_main.c, 775: down in hinic_get_stats64
net/core/dev.c, 8278: [FUNC_PTR]hinic_get_stats64 in dev_get_stats
net/core/net-sysfs.c, 568: dev_get_stats in netstat_show
net/core/net-sysfs.c, 565: _raw_read_lock in netstat_show

Note that [FUNC_PTR] means a function pointer call.

This bug is found by my static analysis tool (DSAC-2) and checked by my
manual code review.

I do not know how to correctly fix this bug, so I just report it.
A possible way may be to replace up() and down()
with spin_lock() and spin_unlock().


Best wishes,
Jia-Ju Bai