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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cpufreq_stats: fix race between stats allocation and first usage
Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Friday, December 14, 2012 02:59:21 PM Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
>> This patch forces complete struct cpufreq_stats allocation for all cpus before
>> registering CPUFREQ_TRANSITION_NOTIFIER notifier, otherwise in some conditions
>> cpufreq_stat_notifier_trans() can be called in the middle of stats allocation,
>> in this case cpufreq_stats_table already exists, but stat->freq_table is NULL.
>
> I'll queue it up for submission as v3.8 material.
>
> Does it need to be marked as -stable material too?

It's very old and rare bug. I think you can leave it as is.

>
> Rafael
>
>
>> Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov<khlebnikov@openvz.org>
>> Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki<rjw@sisk.pl>
>> Cc: cpufreq<cpufreq@vger.kernel.org>
>> Cc: linux-pm<linux-pm@vger.kernel.org>
>>
>> ---
>>
>> <1>[ 363.116198] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)
>> <1>[ 363.116668] IP: [<ffffffffa11a70e4>] cpufreq_stat_notifier_trans+0x64/0xf0 [cpufreq_stats]
>> <4>[ 363.116977] PGD 23177e067 PUD 2349c1067 PMD 0
>> <4>[ 363.117151] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
>> <4>[ 363.117151] last sysfs file: /sys/module/freq_table/initstate
>> <4>[ 363.117151] CPU 5
>> <4>[ 363.117151] Modules linked in: cpufreq_stats(+)(U) [a lot] [last unloaded: umc]
>> <4>[ 363.117151]
>> <4>[ 363.117151] Pid: 1690, comm: kondemand/5 veid: 0 Tainted: P WC --------------- T 2.6.32-279.5.1.el6-042stab061.7-vz #112 042stab061_7 System manufacturer System Product Name/Crosshair IV Formula
>> <4>[ 363.117151] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa11a70e4>] [<ffffffffa11a70e4>] cpufreq_stat_notifier_trans+0x64/0xf0 [cpufreq_stats]
>> <4>[ 363.117151] RSP: 0018:ffff880234281920 EFLAGS: 00010246
>> <4>[ 363.117151] RAX: 00000000001e12e8 RBX: 0000000000000000 RCX: 00000000002ab980
>> <4>[ 363.117151] RDX: 0000000000000004 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 0000000000000005
>> <4>[ 363.117151] RBP: ffff880234281940 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000
>> <4>[ 363.117151] R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 2222222222222222 R12: ffff880218ce7400
>> <4>[ 363.117151] R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000000
>> <4>[ 363.117151] FS: 00007f499ffe0700(0000) GS:ffff880031000000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
>> <4>[ 363.117151] CS: 0010 DS: 0018 ES: 0018 CR0: 000000008005003b
>> <4>[ 363.117151] CR2: 0000000000000000 CR3: 0000000230af7000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
>> <4>[ 363.117151] DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
>> <4>[ 363.117151] DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
>> <4>[ 363.117151] Process kondemand/5 (pid: 1690, veid: 0, threadinfo ffff880234280000, task ffff8802330c48c0)
>> <4>[ 363.117151] Stack:
>> <4>[ 363.117151] ffffffff810cf4f3 0000000000000001 00000000ffffffff ffffffffa11a7ac0
>> <4>[ 363.117151]<d> ffff880234281990 ffffffff815454a8 ffff880234281c80 0000000000000000
>> <4>[ 363.117151]<d> ffff880234281a10 ffffffff833be978 ffffffff833be8e0 0000000000000001
>> <4>[ 363.117151] Call Trace:
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff810cf4f3>] ? is_module_text_address+0x23/0x30
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff815454a8>] notifier_call_chain+0x58/0xb0
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff810a5a8d>] __srcu_notifier_call_chain+0x5d/0x90
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff810a5ad6>] srcu_notifier_call_chain+0x16/0x20
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff81442a0a>] cpufreq_notify_transition+0x12a/0x190
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffffa026df08>] powernowk8_target+0x628/0xb30 [powernow_k8]
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff8144289b>] __cpufreq_driver_target+0x8b/0x90
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffffa0279388>] do_dbs_timer+0x3b8/0x3bc [cpufreq_ondemand]
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffffa0278fd0>] ? do_dbs_timer+0x0/0x3bc [cpufreq_ondemand]
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff81097df4>] worker_thread+0x264/0x440
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff81097da3>] ? worker_thread+0x213/0x440
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff81097b90>] ? worker_thread+0x0/0x440
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff8109f050>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x40
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff81097b90>] ? worker_thread+0x0/0x440
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff8109e986>] kthread+0x96/0xa0
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff8100c34a>] child_rip+0xa/0x20
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff8100bc90>] ? restore_args+0x0/0x30
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff8109e8f0>] ? kthread+0x0/0xa0
>> <4>[ 363.117151] [<ffffffff8100c340>] ? child_rip+0x0/0x20
>> <4>[ 363.117151] Code: 89 f9 48 8b 0c cd 20 53 9c 81 4c 8b 24 08 4d 85 e4 74 d3 8b 4a 08 41 8b 54 24 10 45 8b 6c 24 18 85 d2 74 22 49 8b 74 24 28 31 db<3b> 0e 75 10 eb 1a 66 0f 1f 44 00 00 48 63 c3 3b 0c 86 74 0c 83
>> <1>[ 363.117151] RIP [<ffffffffa11a70e4>] cpufreq_stat_notifier_trans+0x64/0xf0 [cpufreq_stats]
>> <4>[ 363.117151] RSP<ffff880234281920>
>> <4>[ 363.117151] CR2: 0000000000000000
>> ---
>> drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_stats.c | 11 +++++++----
>> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_stats.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_stats.c
>> index e40e508..9d7732b 100644
>> --- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_stats.c
>> +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_stats.c
>> @@ -364,18 +364,21 @@ static int __init cpufreq_stats_init(void)
>> if (ret)
>> return ret;
>>
>> + register_hotcpu_notifier(&cpufreq_stat_cpu_notifier);
>> + for_each_online_cpu(cpu)
>> + cpufreq_update_policy(cpu);
>> +
>> ret = cpufreq_register_notifier(&notifier_trans_block,
>> CPUFREQ_TRANSITION_NOTIFIER);
>> if (ret) {
>> cpufreq_unregister_notifier(&notifier_policy_block,
>> CPUFREQ_POLICY_NOTIFIER);
>> + unregister_hotcpu_notifier(&cpufreq_stat_cpu_notifier);
>> + for_each_online_cpu(cpu)
>> + cpufreq_stats_free_table(cpu);
>> return ret;
>> }
>>
>> - register_hotcpu_notifier(&cpufreq_stat_cpu_notifier);
>> - for_each_online_cpu(cpu) {
>> - cpufreq_update_policy(cpu);
>> - }
>> return 0;
>> }
>> static void __exit cpufreq_stats_exit(void)
>>



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