lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2014]   [Oct]   [31]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
Date
SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] cpufreq: Guard against not-yet-initialized policies in cpufreq_cpu_get()
On 29 October 2014 22:24, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 04:45:47 PM Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>> There's a substantial window of opportunity from the time the policy objects
>> are created until they are initialized, causing this:
>>
>> WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 64 at include/linux/kref.h:47 kobject_get+0x64/0x70()
>> Modules linked in:
>> CPU: 1 PID: 64 Comm: irq/77-tegra-ac Not tainted 3.18.0-rc1-next-20141027ccu-00049-g21a0041 #248
>> [<c0016fac>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c001272c>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14)
>> [<c001272c>] (show_stack) from [<c0601920>] (dump_stack+0x98/0xd8)
>> [<c0601920>] (dump_stack) from [<c00288d8>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x70/0x8c)
>> [<c00288d8>] (warn_slowpath_common) from [<c0028990>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x1c/0x24)
>> [<c0028990>] (warn_slowpath_null) from [<c02227bc>] (kobject_get+0x64/0x70)
>> [<c02227bc>] (kobject_get) from [<c03e5238>] (cpufreq_cpu_get+0x88/0xc8)
>> [<c03e5238>] (cpufreq_cpu_get) from [<c03e52ec>] (cpufreq_get+0xc/0x64)
>> [<c03e52ec>] (cpufreq_get) from [<c0287818>] (actmon_thread_isr+0x140/0x1a4)
>> [<c0287818>] (actmon_thread_isr) from [<c0068a68>] (irq_thread_fn+0x1c/0x40)
>> [<c0068a68>] (irq_thread_fn) from [<c0068d84>] (irq_thread+0x134/0x174)
>> [<c0068d84>] (irq_thread) from [<c0040284>] (kthread+0xdc/0xf4)
>> [<c0040284>] (kthread) from [<c000f4b8>] (ret_from_fork+0x14/0x3c)
>>
>> This commit checks that initialization has finished before trying to do
>> anything with the policy.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu.vizoso@collabora.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c | 7 ++++++-
>> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
>> index 644b54e..7b84d1a 100644
>> --- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
>> +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
>> @@ -48,6 +48,9 @@ static DEFINE_PER_CPU(char[CPUFREQ_NAME_LEN], cpufreq_cpu_governor);
>> /* Flag to suspend/resume CPUFreq governors */
>> static bool cpufreq_suspended;
>>
>> +/* Flag that tells whether initialization is completed */
>> +static atomic_t cpufreq_initialized = ATOMIC_INIT(0);
>> +
>> static inline bool has_target(void)
>> {
>> return cpufreq_driver->target_index || cpufreq_driver->target;
>> @@ -211,7 +214,7 @@ struct cpufreq_policy *cpufreq_cpu_get(unsigned int cpu)
>> /* get the cpufreq driver */
>> read_lock_irqsave(&cpufreq_driver_lock, flags);
>>
>> - if (cpufreq_driver) {
>> + if (atomic_read(&cpufreq_initialized)) {
>
> The atomics don't help you here, because they don't make race conditions go
> away. Memory barriers would be needed for that, but then there should be an
> alternative way to address the problem at hand.

Yeah, now I'm not sure that atomic is even needed here, as
cpufreq_cpu_get is already returning NULL if the cpufreq_driver hasn't
been registered yet, so the callers should be already retrying.

>> /* get the CPU */
>> policy = per_cpu(cpufreq_cpu_data, cpu);
>> if (policy)
>> @@ -1289,6 +1292,8 @@ static int __cpufreq_add_dev(struct device *dev, struct subsys_interface *sif)
>> kobject_uevent(&policy->kobj, KOBJ_ADD);
>> up_read(&cpufreq_rwsem);
>>
>> + atomic_set(&cpufreq_initialized, 1);
>> +
>
> __cpufreq_add_dev() can be run for many times. Why is the first one only
> relevant?

I see now. What about having the flag in struct cpufreq_policy instead?

TBH, I find the initialization sequence in cpufreq quite daunting, so
any guidance on this will be appreciated.

Regards,

Tomeu

>> pr_debug("initialization complete\n");
>>
>> return 0;
>>
>
> --
> I speak only for myself.
> Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Open Source Technology Center.
> --
> To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-pm" in
> the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
> More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2014-10-31 10:21    [W:0.103 / U:0.852 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site