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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86, microcode: Ensure that module is only loaded for
On 04/16/2012 07:13 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 02:12:00PM +0530, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
>> I guess a similar change in intel microcode driver would also be
>> worthwhile, right? If so, then the below patch might be useful:
>
> AFAICT, you'd need to test this on a box which is not supported (family
> check below). Or you can tweak the family check so that it doesn't
> apply and run it on a test box of yours to see whether the module still
> unloads properly in the error case (and doesn't remain loaded as in
> our case due to something in sysfs remaining registered although it
> shouldn't).
>


Judging by the nature of the code itself, its evident that this problem
is not restricted to AMD alone. In any case, I went ahead and did the
(tweaked) test that you suggested and here is the result:

1. dmesg logs :
[ 21.912451] microcode: CPU0 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.916028] microcode: CPU1 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.934624] microcode: CPU2 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.940276] microcode: CPU3 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.946023] microcode: CPU4 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.951678] microcode: CPU5 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.957326] microcode: CPU6 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.962935] microcode: CPU7 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.968611] microcode: CPU8 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.974212] microcode: CPU9 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.979842] microcode: CPU10 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.985577] microcode: CPU11 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.991323] microcode: CPU12 not a capable Intel processor
[ 21.997055] microcode: CPU13 not a capable Intel processor
[ 22.002774] microcode: CPU14 not a capable Intel processor
[ 22.008460] microcode: CPU15 not a capable Intel processor
[ 22.014600] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.00 <tigran@aivazian.fsnet.co.uk>, Peter Oruba

2. lsmod | grep microcode
microcode 117749 0

3. rmmod microcode

4. dmesg logs:
[ 64.297638] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[ 64.302332] WARNING: at fs/sysfs/group.c:142 sysfs_remove_group+0xd9/0xe0()
[ 64.309446] Hardware name: IBM System x -[7870C4Q]-
[ 64.309449] sysfs group ffffffffa03a5110 not found for kobject 'cpu0'
[ 64.309451] Modules linked in: ipv6 cpufreq_conservative cpufreq_userspace cpufreq_powersave acpi_cpufreq mperf fuse loop dm_mod coretemp crc32c_intel shpchp microcode(-) cdc_ether usbnet ioatdma bnx2 mii serio_raw pcspkr pci_hotplug i2c_i801 i7core_edac i2c_core dca edac_core iTCO_wdt iTCO_vendor_support tpm_tis tpm sg tpm_bios rtc_cmos button uhci_hcd ehci_hcd usbcore usb_common sd_mod crc_t10dif edd ext3 mbcache jbd fan processor mptsas mptscsih mptbase scsi_transport_sas scsi_mod thermal thermal_sys hwmon
[ 64.309499] Pid: 6529, comm: rmmod Not tainted 3.4.0-rc3-intelucodebroken-0.0.0.28.36b5ec9-default #2
[ 64.309501] Call Trace:
[ 64.309506] [<ffffffff811fac69>] ? sysfs_remove_group+0xd9/0xe0
[ 64.309510] [<ffffffff811fac69>] ? sysfs_remove_group+0xd9/0xe0
[ 64.309516] [<ffffffff8103dd2a>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7a/0xb0
[ 64.309522] [<ffffffff8103de01>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x41/0x50
[ 64.309526] [<ffffffff811f87b6>] ? sysfs_get_dirent+0x56/0x80
[ 64.309531] [<ffffffff811fac69>] sysfs_remove_group+0xd9/0xe0
[ 64.309538] [<ffffffffa03a2118>] mc_device_remove+0x78/0xa0 [microcode]
[ 64.309545] [<ffffffff8134b219>] subsys_interface_unregister+0x89/0xd0
[ 64.309553] [<ffffffffa03a357a>] microcode_exit+0x5a/0xa4 [microcode]
[ 64.309559] [<ffffffff810b0c8a>] sys_delete_module+0x16a/0x2b0
[ 64.309565] [<ffffffff810a408d>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0x12d/0x1b0
[ 64.309573] [<ffffffff814b36f9>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
[ 64.309576] ---[ end trace 748ddf8b4218f820 ]---


The above warning was repeated for each cpu, of course.

Regards,
Srivatsa S. Bhat



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