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SubjectRe: [PATCH] acpi: Fix possible recursive locking in hwregs.c
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On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:09 AM, Rakib Mullick <rakib.mullick@gmail.com> wrote:
> Calling pm-suspend might trigger a recursive lock in it's code path. In function acpi_hw_clear_acpi_status,
> acpi_os_release_lock holds the lock acpi_gbl_hardware_lock before calling acpi_hw_register_write(), then
> without releasing acpi_gbl_hardware_lock, this function calls acpi_ev_walk_gpe_list, which also tries to
> hold acpi_gbl_hardware_lock and thus causes possible recursive lock.

No, acpi_ev_walk_gpe_list holds acpi_gbl_gpe_lock.

Lin Ming

>
> Following patch fixes this scenario by just releasing acpi_gbl_hardware_lock before calling acpi_ev_walk_gpe_list.
>
> [This patch was created against 3.0-rc3. Since kernel.org is down, I don't have the updated tree. So, before applying
> it might require some adjustment.]
>
> Signed-off-by: Rakib Mullick <rakib.mullick@gmail.com>
> ---
>
> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/acpica/hwregs.c b/drivers/acpi/acpica/hwregs.c
> index 55accb7..e3110ac 100644
> --- a/drivers/acpi/acpica/hwregs.c
> +++ b/drivers/acpi/acpica/hwregs.c
> @@ -269,6 +269,9 @@ acpi_status acpi_hw_clear_acpi_status(void)
>
>        status = acpi_hw_register_write(ACPI_REGISTER_PM1_STATUS,
>                                        ACPI_BITMASK_ALL_FIXED_STATUS);
> +
> +       acpi_os_release_lock(acpi_gbl_hardware_lock, lock_flags);
> +
>        if (ACPI_FAILURE(status)) {
>                goto unlock_and_exit;
>        }
> @@ -278,7 +281,6 @@ acpi_status acpi_hw_clear_acpi_status(void)
>        status = acpi_ev_walk_gpe_list(acpi_hw_clear_gpe_block, NULL);
>
>       unlock_and_exit:
> -       acpi_os_release_lock(acpi_gbl_hardware_lock, lock_flags);
>        return_ACPI_STATUS(status);
>  }
>
>
>
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