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Date:   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:19:51 +0200
From:   Simon Wunderlich <>
        Linus Lüssing <>,
        Sven Eckelmann <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/6] batman-adv: bla: fix type misuse for backbone_gw hash indexing

From: Linus Lüssing <>

It seems that due to a copy & paste error the void pointer
in batadv_choose_backbone_gw() is cast to the wrong type.

Fixing this by using "struct batadv_bla_backbone_gw" instead of "struct
batadv_bla_claim" which better matches the caller's side.

For now it seems that we were lucky because the two structs both have
their orig/vid and addr/vid in the beginning. However I stumbled over
this issue when I was trying to add some debug variables in front of
"orig" in batadv_backbone_gw, which caused hash lookups to fail.

Fixes: 07568d0369f9 ("batman-adv: don't rely on positions in struct for hashing")
Signed-off-by: Linus Lüssing <>
Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <>
 net/batman-adv/bridge_loop_avoidance.c | 7 ++++---
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/batman-adv/bridge_loop_avoidance.c b/net/batman-adv/bridge_loop_avoidance.c
index 8500f56cbd10..d8c5d3170676 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/bridge_loop_avoidance.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/bridge_loop_avoidance.c
@@ -83,11 +83,12 @@ static inline u32 batadv_choose_claim(const void *data, u32 size)
 static inline u32 batadv_choose_backbone_gw(const void *data, u32 size)
-	const struct batadv_bla_claim *claim = (struct batadv_bla_claim *)data;
+	const struct batadv_bla_backbone_gw *gw;
 	u32 hash = 0;
-	hash = jhash(&claim->addr, sizeof(claim->addr), hash);
-	hash = jhash(&claim->vid, sizeof(claim->vid), hash);
+	gw = (struct batadv_bla_backbone_gw *)data;
+	hash = jhash(&gw->orig, sizeof(gw->orig), hash);
+	hash = jhash(&gw->vid, sizeof(gw->vid), hash);
 	return hash % size;

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