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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nios2: time: Read timer in get_cycles only if initialized
On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 8:45 PM, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> Mainline crashes as follows when running nios2 images.
>
> On node 0 totalpages: 65536
> free_area_init_node: node 0, pgdat c8408fa0, node_mem_map c8726000
> Normal zone: 512 pages used for memmap
> Normal zone: 0 pages reserved
> Normal zone: 65536 pages, LIFO batch:15
> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
> ea = c8003cb0, ra = c81cbf40, cause = 15
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Oops
>
> Problem is seen because get_cycles() is called before the timer it depends
> on is initialized. Returning 0 in that situation fixes the problem.
>
> Fixes: 33d72f3822d7 ("init/main.c: extract early boot entropy from the ..")
> Cc: Laura Abbott <labbott@redhat.com>
> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> Cc: Daniel Micay <danielmicay@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

-Kees

> ---
> Taking a stab at the problem. Fix works for my qemu test.
>
> arch/nios2/kernel/time.c | 5 ++++-
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/nios2/kernel/time.c b/arch/nios2/kernel/time.c
> index 645129aaa9a0..20e86209ef2e 100644
> --- a/arch/nios2/kernel/time.c
> +++ b/arch/nios2/kernel/time.c
> @@ -107,7 +107,10 @@ static struct nios2_clocksource nios2_cs = {
>
> cycles_t get_cycles(void)
> {
> - return nios2_timer_read(&nios2_cs.cs);
> + /* Only read timer if it has been initialized */
> + if (nios2_cs.timer.base)
> + return nios2_timer_read(&nios2_cs.cs);
> + return 0;
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(get_cycles);
>
> --
> 2.7.4
>



--
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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