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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 3.18 05/19] powerpc/pseries/cpuidle: Fix preempt warning
From: Breno Leitao <>

[ Upstream commit 2b038cbc5fcf12a7ee1cc9bfd5da1e46dacdee87 ]

When booting a pseries kernel with PREEMPT enabled, it dumps the
following warning:

BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible [00000000] code: swapper/0/1
caller is pseries_processor_idle_init+0x5c/0x22c
CPU: 13 PID: 1 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 4.20.0-rc3-00090-g12201a0128bc-dirty #828
Call Trace:
[c000000429437ab0] [c0000000009c8878] dump_stack+0xec/0x164 (unreliable)
[c000000429437b00] [c0000000005f2f24] check_preemption_disabled+0x154/0x160
[c000000429437b90] [c000000000cab8e8] pseries_processor_idle_init+0x5c/0x22c
[c000000429437c10] [c000000000010ed4] do_one_initcall+0x64/0x300
[c000000429437ce0] [c000000000c54500] kernel_init_freeable+0x3f0/0x500
[c000000429437db0] [c0000000000112dc] kernel_init+0x2c/0x160
[c000000429437e20] [c00000000000c1d0] ret_from_kernel_thread+0x5c/0x6c

This happens because the code calls get_lppaca() which calls
get_paca() and it checks if preemption is disabled through

Preemption should be disabled because the per CPU variable may make no
sense if there is a preemption (and a CPU switch) after it reads the
per CPU data and when it is used.

In this device driver specifically, it is not a problem, because this
code just needs to have access to one lppaca struct, and it does not
matter if it is the current per CPU lppaca struct or not (i.e. when
there is a preemption and a CPU migration).

That said, the most appropriate fix seems to be related to avoiding
the debug_smp_processor_id() call at get_paca(), instead of calling
preempt_disable() before get_paca().

Signed-off-by: Breno Leitao <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-pseries.c | 8 +++++++-
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-pseries.c b/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-pseries.c
index 6f7b01956885..b755d3a54e3c 100644
--- a/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-pseries.c
+++ b/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-pseries.c
@@ -237,7 +237,13 @@ static int pseries_idle_probe(void)
return -ENODEV;

if (firmware_has_feature(FW_FEATURE_SPLPAR)) {
- if (lppaca_shared_proc(get_lppaca())) {
+ /*
+ * Use local_paca instead of get_lppaca() since
+ * preemption is not disabled, and it is not required in
+ * fact, since lppaca_ptr does not need to be the value
+ * associated to the current CPU, it can be from any CPU.
+ */
+ if (lppaca_shared_proc(local_paca->lppaca_ptr)) {
cpuidle_state_table = shared_states;
max_idle_state = ARRAY_SIZE(shared_states);
} else {
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