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Date:   Wed,  2 Jan 2019 20:12:47 -0600
From:   Larry Finger <>
        Larry Finger <>,
        Stable <>,
        Michael Straube <>,
        Ivan Safonov <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] staging: rtl8188eu: Fix module loading from tasklet for WEP encryption

Commit 2b2ea09e74a5 ("staging:r8188eu: Use lib80211 to decrypt WEP-frames")
causes scheduling while atomic bugs followed by a hard freeze whenever
the driver tries to connect to a WEP-encrypted network. Experimentation
showed that the freezes were eliminated when module lib80211 was
preloaded, which can be forced by calling lib80211_get_crypto_ops()
directly rather than indirectly through try_then_request_module().
With this change, no BUG messages are logged.

Fixes: 2b2ea09e74a5 ("staging:r8188eu: Use lib80211 to decrypt WEP-frames")
Cc: Stable <> # v4.17+
Cc: Michael Straube <>
Cc: Ivan Safonov <>
Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <>
 drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_security.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_security.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_security.c
index 052656a22821..bab96c870042 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_security.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_security.c
@@ -154,7 +154,7 @@ void rtw_wep_encrypt(struct adapter *padapter, u8 *pxmitframe)
 	pframe = ((struct xmit_frame *)pxmitframe)->buf_addr + hw_hdr_offset;
-	crypto_ops = try_then_request_module(lib80211_get_crypto_ops("WEP"), "lib80211_crypt_wep");
+	crypto_ops = lib80211_get_crypto_ops("WEP");
 	if (!crypto_ops)
@@ -210,7 +210,7 @@ int rtw_wep_decrypt(struct adapter  *padapter, u8 *precvframe)
 		void *crypto_private = NULL;
 		int status = _SUCCESS;
 		const int keyindex = prxattrib->key_index;
-		struct lib80211_crypto_ops *crypto_ops = try_then_request_module(lib80211_get_crypto_ops("WEP"), "lib80211_crypt_wep");
+		struct lib80211_crypto_ops *crypto_ops = lib80211_get_crypto_ops("WEP");
 		char iv[4], icv[4];
 		if (!crypto_ops) {

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