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    Subject[24/93] CPUFREQ: Fix use after free of struct powernow_k8_data
    2.6.32-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


    From: Thomas Renninger <>

    commit 557a701c16553b0b691dbb64ef30361115a80f64 upstream.

    Easy fix for a regression introduced in 2.6.31.

    On managed CPUs the cpufreq.c core will call driver->exit(cpu) on the
    managed cpus and powernow_k8 will free the core's data.

    Later driver->get(cpu) function might get called trying to read out the
    current freq of a managed cpu and the NULL pointer check does not work on
    the freed object -> better set it to NULL.

    ->get() is unsigned and must return 0 as invalid frequency.


    Signed-off-by: Thomas Renninger <>
    Tested-by: Michal Schmidt <>
    Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/powernow-k8.c | 3 ++-
    1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

    --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/powernow-k8.c
    +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/powernow-k8.c
    @@ -1351,6 +1351,7 @@ static int __devexit powernowk8_cpu_exit

    + per_cpu(powernow_data, pol->cpu) = NULL;

    return 0;
    @@ -1370,7 +1371,7 @@ static unsigned int powernowk8_get(unsig
    int err;

    if (!data)
    - return -EINVAL;
    + return 0;

    smp_call_function_single(cpu, query_values_on_cpu, &err, true);
    if (err)

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