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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] cpufreq: Guard against not-yet-initialized policies in cpufreq_cpu_get
On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 04:26:48PM +0100, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> There's a substantial window of opportunity from the time the policy objects
> are created until they are initialized, causing this:
>
> [ 4.651435] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> [ 4.651453] WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 64 at include/linux/kref.h:47 kobject_get+0x64/0x70()
> [ 4.651463] Modules linked in:
> [ 4.651473] CPU: 1 PID: 64 Comm: irq/77-tegra-ac Not tainted 3.18.0-rc1-next-20141027ccu-00049-g21a0041 #248
> [ 4.651497] [<c0016fac>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c001272c>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14)
> [ 4.651505] [<c001272c>] (show_stack) from [<c0601920>] (dump_stack+0x98/0xd8)
> [ 4.651515] [<c0601920>] (dump_stack) from [<c00288d8>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x70/0x8c)
> [ 4.651522] [<c00288d8>] (warn_slowpath_common) from [<c0028990>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x1c/0x24)
> [ 4.651530] [<c0028990>] (warn_slowpath_null) from [<c02227bc>] (kobject_get+0x64/0x70)
> [ 4.651539] [<c02227bc>] (kobject_get) from [<c03e5238>] (cpufreq_cpu_get+0x88/0xc8)
> [ 4.651547] [<c03e5238>] (cpufreq_cpu_get) from [<c03e52ec>] (cpufreq_get+0xc/0x64)
> [ 4.651555] [<c03e52ec>] (cpufreq_get) from [<c0287818>] (actmon_thread_isr+0x140/0x1a4)
> [ 4.651563] [<c0287818>] (actmon_thread_isr) from [<c0068a68>] (irq_thread_fn+0x1c/0x40)
> [ 4.651570] [<c0068a68>] (irq_thread_fn) from [<c0068d84>] (irq_thread+0x134/0x174)
> [ 4.651579] [<c0068d84>] (irq_thread) from [<c0040284>] (kthread+0xdc/0xf4)
> [ 4.651587] [<c0040284>] (kthread) from [<c000f4b8>] (ret_from_fork+0x14/0x3c)
> [ 4.651591] ---[ end trace 7f6a15d1272e6ef3 ]---
>
> This commit checks that the policy object has been initialized already before
> trying to ref it.
>
> Signed-off-by: Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu.vizoso@collabora.com>
> ---
> drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c | 8 ++++++--
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> index 644b54e..37cd6c9 100644
> --- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> @@ -214,8 +214,12 @@ struct cpufreq_policy *cpufreq_cpu_get(unsigned int cpu)
> if (cpufreq_driver) {
> /* get the CPU */
> policy = per_cpu(cpufreq_cpu_data, cpu);
> - if (policy)
> - kobject_get(&policy->kobj);
> + if (policy) {
> + if (!kobject_initialized(&policy->kobj))
> + policy = NULL;
> + else
> + kobject_get(&policy->kobj);
> + }

Something else is going on here, sorry, this isn't the correct fix, as
you are using kobjects incorrectly if this ever happens...

thanks,

greg k-h


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