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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] async: replace list of active domains with global list of pending items
On 25 January 2013 01:01, Tejun Heo <> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:13:45AM +0000, James Hogan wrote:
>> Should it have this?
>> + else
>> + INIT_LIST_HEAD(&entry->global_list)
> I think it would be better to have INIT_LIST_HEAD() during @entry
> initialization. Heh, I forgot that. I wonder why it didn't crash on
> my machine. Can you please cook up a patch to init both list fields
> right after kzalloc()?

How does the following patch look? Feel free to squash it into the
original to avoid breaking bisection :).


From: James Hogan <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:46:58 +0000
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] async: initialise list heads to fix crash

The commit "async: replace list of active domains with global list of
pending items" added a struct list_head global_list in struct
async_entry, which isn't initialised. This means that if
!domain->registered at __async_schedule(), then list_del_init() will be
called on the list head in async_run_entry_fn with both pointers NULL,
causing a crash. This is fixed by initialising both the global_list and
domain_list list_heads after kzalloc'ing the entry.

This was noticed due to dapm_power_widgets() which uses
ASYNC_DOMAIN_EXCLUSIVE, which initialises the domain->registered to 0.

Signed-off-by: James Hogan <>
kernel/async.c | 2 ++
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/async.c b/kernel/async.c
index 6958000..8ddee2c 100644
--- a/kernel/async.c
+++ b/kernel/async.c
@@ -172,6 +172,8 @@ static async_cookie_t
__async_schedule(async_func_ptr *ptr, void *data, struct a
ptr(data, newcookie);
return newcookie;
+ INIT_LIST_HEAD(&entry->domain_list);
+ INIT_LIST_HEAD(&entry->global_list);
INIT_WORK(&entry->work, async_run_entry_fn);
entry->func = ptr;
entry->data = data;

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