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Subject[patch 17/59] PCI: prevent down_read when pci_devices is empty
-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
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From: Ard van Breemen <ard@telegraafnet.nl>

The pci_find_subsys gets called very early by obsolete ide setup parameters.
This is a bogus call since pci is not initialized yet, so the list is empty.
But in the mean time, interrupts get enabled by down_read. This can result in
a kernel panic when the irq controller gets initialized.

This patch checks if the device list is empty before taking the semaphore, and
hence will not enable irq's. Furthermore it will inform that it is called
while pci_devices is empty as a reminder that the ide code needs to be fixed.

The pci_get_subsys can get called in the same manner, and as such is patched
in the same manner.

[akpm@osdl.org: cleanups]
Signed-off-by: Ard van Breemen <ard@telegraafnet.nl>
Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
---
This is the other half of the fix for bug #7505

drivers/pci/search.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)

--- linux-2.6.19.2.orig/drivers/pci/search.c
+++ linux-2.6.19.2/drivers/pci/search.c
@@ -193,6 +193,18 @@ static struct pci_dev * pci_find_subsys(
struct pci_dev *dev;

WARN_ON(in_interrupt());
+
+ /*
+ * pci_find_subsys() can be called on the ide_setup() path, super-early
+ * in boot. But the down_read() will enable local interrupts, which
+ * can cause some machines to crash. So here we detect and flag that
+ * situation and bail out early.
+ */
+ if (unlikely(list_empty(&pci_devices))) {
+ printk(KERN_INFO "pci_find_subsys() called while pci_devices "
+ "is still empty\n");
+ return NULL;
+ }
down_read(&pci_bus_sem);
n = from ? from->global_list.next : pci_devices.next;

@@ -259,6 +271,18 @@ pci_get_subsys(unsigned int vendor, unsi
struct pci_dev *dev;

WARN_ON(in_interrupt());
+
+ /*
+ * pci_get_subsys() can potentially be called by drivers super-early
+ * in boot. But the down_read() will enable local interrupts, which
+ * can cause some machines to crash. So here we detect and flag that
+ * situation and bail out early.
+ */
+ if (unlikely(list_empty(&pci_devices))) {
+ printk(KERN_NOTICE "pci_get_subsys() called while pci_devices "
+ "is still empty\n");
+ return NULL;
+ }
down_read(&pci_bus_sem);
n = from ? from->global_list.next : pci_devices.next;

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