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SubjectRe: applesmc oops in 3.10/3.11
On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:21:04PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 2:34 AM, Henrik Rydberg <rydberg@euromail.se> wrote:
> >> > > This suggests that initialization may be attempted more than once. The key cache
> >> > > is allocated only once, but the number of keys is read for each attempt.
> >> > >
> >> > > No idea if that can happen, but if the number of keys can increase after
> >> > > the first initialization attempt you would have an explanation for the crash.
> >> >
> >> > Good idea, and easy enough to test with the patch below.
> >> >
> >> Should we apply this patch even though it may not solve the specific problem ?
> >
> > Yes, why not - it certainly won't hurt. I am running it right now, so
> > it is at least run-tested.
> >
> >> Again, not sure if the key count can change, but the current code is at the very
> >> least inconsistent, as it keeps reading the key count without updating or
> >> verifying the cache size.
> >
> > Yes - I agree that the error state is far-fetched, but it is hard to
> > see any other logical explanation. There is of course always the
> > possibility that the problem is somewhere else completely.
> >
> > Proper patch attached.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Henrik
> >
> > ---
> >
> > From dedefba9167913c46e1896ce0624e68ffe95d532 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> > From: Henrik Rydberg <rydberg@euromail.se>
> > Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:33:16 +0200
> > Subject: [PATCH] hwmon: (applesmc) Check key count before proceeding
> >
> > After reports from Chris and Josh Boyer of a rare crash in applesmc,
> > Guenter pointed at the initialization problem fixed below. The patch
> > has not been verified to fix the crash, but should be applied
> > regardless.
> >
> > Reported-by: <jwboyer@fedoraproject.org>
> > Suggested-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
> > Signed-off-by: Henrik Rydberg <rydberg@euromail.se>
> > ---
> > drivers/hwmon/applesmc.c | 11 ++++++++++-
> > 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> Thanks for the quick reply. I'll get this rolled into our kernels soon.
>
Patch is now upstream (commit 5f4513864).

Guenter


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