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SubjectRe: linux-next: build failure after merge of the origin tree
On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 05:22:50AM +0200, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 08:17:48PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > And just another heads-up, the patch[1] (which was never sent to a public
> > list) also breaks arm64 (circular header needs?):
> (...)
> Definitely, we've just got a report about this, I'll have a look once
> I'm at the office. I'd like to check that we don't obviously break
> another arch by just removing percpu. If at least shuffling them around
> is sufficient that'd be nice. Otherwise we'll likely need a separate
> header (which is not a bad thing for the long term).

So Linus proposed a clean solution which might be harder to backport
but looks better for 5.8. However the attached one addresses the issue
for me on arm64 and still works on x86_64, arm, mips. I think we should
go with this one first then apply Linus' one on top of it to be long
term proof, and backport only the first one. Linus ?

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From: Willy Tarreau <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 07:59:24 +0200
Subject: random: fix circular include dependency on arm64 after addition of
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Daniel Díaz and Kees Cook independently reported that commit f227e3ec3b5c
("random32: update the net random state on interrupt and activity") broke
arm64 due to a circular dependency on include files since the addition of
percpu.h in random.h.

The correct fix would definitely be to move all the prandom32 stuff out
of random.h but for backporting, a smaller solution is preferred. This
one replaces linux/percpu.h with asm/percpu.h, and this fixes the problem
on x86_64, arm64, arm, and mips. Note that moving percpu.h around didn't
change anything and that removing it entirely broke differently. When
backporting, such options might still be considered if this patch fails
to help.

Reported-by: Daniel Díaz <>
Reported-by: Kees Cook <>
Fixes: f227e3ec3b5c
Cc: Stephen Rothwell <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Willy Tarreau <>
include/linux/random.h | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/random.h b/include/linux/random.h
index f310897f051d..9ab7443bd91b 100644
--- a/include/linux/random.h
+++ b/include/linux/random.h
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
#include <linux/kernel.h>
#include <linux/list.h>
#include <linux/once.h>
-#include <linux/percpu.h>
+#include <asm/percpu.h>

#include <uapi/linux/random.h>

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