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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] cpufreq: cancel any pending policy update work scheduled before freeing
On 18-10-19, 11:58, Sudeep Holla wrote:
> Schedules policy update work may end up racing with the freeing of the
> policy and unregistering the driver.
>
> One possible race is as below where the cpufreq_driver is unregistered
> but the scheduled work gets executed at later stage when cpufreq_driver
> is NULL(i.e. after freeing the policy and driver)
>
> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 0000001c
> pgd = (ptrval)
> [0000001c] *pgd=80000080204003, *pmd=00000000
> Internal error: Oops: 206 [#1] SMP THUMB2
> Modules linked in:
> CPU: 0 PID: 34 Comm: kworker/0:1 Not tainted 5.4.0-rc3-00006-g67f5a8081a4b #86
> Hardware name: ARM-Versatile Express
> Workqueue: events handle_update
> PC is at cpufreq_set_policy+0x58/0x228
> LR is at dev_pm_qos_read_value+0x77/0xac
> Control: 70c5387d Table: 80203000 DAC: fffffffd
> Process kworker/0:1 (pid: 34, stack limit = 0x(ptrval))
> (cpufreq_set_policy) from (refresh_frequency_limits.part.24+0x37/0x48)
> (refresh_frequency_limits.part.24) from (handle_update+0x2f/0x38)
> (handle_update) from (process_one_work+0x16d/0x3cc)
> (process_one_work) from (worker_thread+0xff/0x414)
> (worker_thread) from (kthread+0xff/0x100)
> (kthread) from (ret_from_fork+0x11/0x28)
>
> Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@rjwysocki.net>
> Cc: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
> Signed-off-by: Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@arm.com>
> ---
> drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c | 2 ++
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>
> v1->v2:
> - Dropped check for work_pending as it can still be racy
> - Changed from flush_work to cancel_work_sync
>
> diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> index e93cba29fbb2..8ad9c2859841 100644
> --- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
> @@ -1279,6 +1279,8 @@ static void cpufreq_policy_free(struct cpufreq_policy *policy)
> }
>
> dev_pm_qos_remove_request(policy->min_freq_req);
> + /* cancel any pending policy->update work before freeing the policy */
> + cancel_work_sync(&policy->update);
> kfree(policy->min_freq_req);
>
> cpufreq_policy_put_kobj(policy);

Acked-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>

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viresh

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