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SubjectRe: [PATCH] power: opp: Fix rcu_dereference_check() without protection!
On 6/14/2011 9:08 PM, Menon, Nishanth wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 08:03, Santosh Shilimkar
> <santosh.shilimkar@ti.com> wrote:
>> With RCU debug options enabled, below warning is observed.
>>
>> ===================================================
>> [ INFO: suspicious rcu_dereference_check() usage. ]
>> ---------------------------------------------------
>> drivers/base/power/opp.c:151 invoked rcu_dereference_check() without protection!
>>
>> other info that might help us debug this:
>>
>> rcu_scheduler_active = 1, debug_locks = 1
>> no locks held by swapper/1.
>> ...
>>
>> ---------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Fix the same by protecting it with rcu_read lock.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Santosh Shilimkar<santosh.shilimkar@ti.com>
>> Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki<rjw@sisk.pl>
>> Cc: Nishanth Menon<nm@ti.com>
>> Cc: Kevin Hilman<khilman@deeprootsystems.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/base/power/opp.c | 2 ++
>> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/base/power/opp.c b/drivers/base/power/opp.c
>> index 56a6899..cbed5e1 100644
>> --- a/drivers/base/power/opp.c
>> +++ b/drivers/base/power/opp.c
>> @@ -148,7 +148,9 @@ unsigned long opp_get_voltage(struct opp *opp)
>> struct opp *tmp_opp;
>> unsigned long v = 0;
>>
>> + rcu_read_lock();
>> tmp_opp = rcu_dereference(opp);
>> + rcu_read_unlock();
>> if (unlikely(IS_ERR_OR_NULL(tmp_opp)) || !tmp_opp->available)
>> pr_err("%s: Invalid parameters\n", __func__);
>> else
> NAK. please read the Documentation/power/opp.txt
> the usage is as follows:
> rcu_read_lock();
> opp = opp_find_freq_ceil();
> voltage = opp_get_voltage(opp);
> rcu_read_unlock();
>
> the reason for this is that the opp pointer is not safe if we lock
> just the dereferencing.
>
Fair enough. if the whole fn is under the lock then it's not
necessary.

Regards
Santosh


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