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Date:	Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:48:47 +0530
From:	Deepak <>
Subject: [RFC] net: Replace del_timer() with del_timer_sync()

     on SMP system, del_timer() might return even if the timer function
     is running on other cpu so sk_stop_timer() will execute __sock_put()
     while timer is accessing the socket on other cpu causing 

     This commit replaces del_timer() with del_timer_sync() in 
     del_timer_sync() will wait untill the timer function is not running in
     any other cpu hence making sk_stop_timer() SMP safe.

     Signed-off-by: Deepak Das <>

diff --git a/net/core/sock.c b/net/core/sock.c
index 026e01f..491a84d 100644
--- a/net/core/sock.c
+++ b/net/core/sock.c
@@ -2304,7 +2304,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(sk_reset_timer);

  void sk_stop_timer(struct sock *sk, struct timer_list* timer)
-       if (del_timer(timer))
+       if (del_timer_sync(timer))
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