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Date:	Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:14:49 +0300
From:	Andreea-Cristina Bernat <>
Subject: [PATCH] mac80211: scan: Replace rcu_assign_pointer() with

The use of "rcu_assign_pointer()" is NULLing out the pointer.
According to RCU_INIT_POINTER()'s block comment:
"1.   This use of RCU_INIT_POINTER() is NULLing out the pointer"
it is better to use it instead of rcu_assign_pointer() because it has a
smaller overhead.

The following Coccinelle semantic patch was used:

- rcu_assign_pointer
  (..., NULL)

Signed-off-by: Andreea-Cristina Bernat <>
 net/mac80211/scan.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/mac80211/scan.c b/net/mac80211/scan.c
index f40661e..6c69d09 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/scan.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/scan.c
@@ -1058,7 +1058,7 @@ int ieee80211_request_sched_scan_stop(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata)
 	if (rcu_access_pointer(local->sched_scan_sdata)) {
 		ret = drv_sched_scan_stop(local, sdata);
 		if (!ret)
-			rcu_assign_pointer(local->sched_scan_sdata, NULL);
+			RCU_INIT_POINTER(local->sched_scan_sdata, NULL);

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