2.6.12-rc1-mm1: hostap stack usage

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Tue Mar 22 23:59:10 EST 2005


(netdev added to cc:)

On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 05:33:40PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> The stack usage in some files under drivers/net/wireless/hostap/ is
> too high.

Thanks; I'll fix these and submit a patch (or two) after some testing.

> drivers/net/wireless/hostap/hostap_ioctl.c:
> 
> prism2_ioctl_giwaplist:
>         struct sockaddr addr[IW_MAX_AP];
>         struct iw_quality qual[IW_MAX_AP];
> 
> 64 * (16 + 4) Bytes = 1280 Bytes

OK.

> prism2_ioctl_ethtool:
>         struct ethtool_drvinfo info = { ETHTOOL_GDRVINFO };
> 
> 196 Bytes

This seems to be somewhat obsolete now since most drivers have moved to
use get_drvinfo of ethtool_ops; I'll do the same.

> __prism2_translate_scan:
>         char buf[MAX_WPA_IE_LEN * 2 + 30];
> 
> (64 * 2) + 30 Bytes = 158 Bytes

OK.

> drivers/net/wireless/hostap/hostap_cs.c:
> 
> prism2_config:
>         cisparse_t parse;
>         u_char buf[64];
>         config_info_t conf;
> 
> The main offender seems to be "parse" (but I'm too lame counting how 
> many bytes it's exactly) resulting in nearly 1 kB stack usage.

This is actually very common for PC Card drivers in the current kernel
tree.. I'll change Host AP to kmalloc this, but someone might consider
going through all *_cs.c drivers..

> drivers/net/wireless/hostap/hostap_plx.c:
> 
> prism2_plx_check_cis:
> #define CIS_MAX_LEN 256
>         u8 cis[CIS_MAX_LEN];

OK.

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