1. 29 Dec, 2008 18 commits
  2. 23 Dec, 2008 4 commits
    • Harry Ciao's avatar
      edac: fix edac core deadlock when removing a device · d519c8d9
      Harry Ciao authored
      When deleting an edac device, we have to wait for its edac_dev.work to be
      completed before deleting the whole edac_dev structure.  Since we have no
      idea which work in current edac_poller's workqueue is the work we are
      conerned about, we wait for all work in the edac_poller's workqueue to be
      proceseed.  This is done via flush_cpu_workqueue() which inserts a
      wq_barrier into the tail of the workqueue and then sleeping on the
      completion of this wq_barrier.  The edac_poller will wake up sleepers when
      it is found.
      EDAC core creates only one kernel worker thread, edac_poller, to run the
      works of all current edac devices.  They share the same callback function
      of edac_device_workq_function(), which would grab the mutex of
      device_ctls_mutex first before it checks the device.  This is exactly
      where edac_poller and rmmod would have a great chance to deadlock.
      In below call trace of rmmod > ... >
      edac_device_del_device >
      edac_device_workq_teardown > flush_workqueue > flush_cpu_workqueue,
      device_ctls_mutex would have already been grabbed by
      edac_device_del_device().  So, on one hand rmmod would sleep on the
      completion of a wq_barrier, holding device_ctls_mutex; on the other hand
      edac_poller would be blocked on the same mutex when it's running any one
      of works of existing edac evices(Note, this edac_dev.work is likely to be
      totally irrelevant to the one that is being removed right now)and never
      would have a chance to run the work of above wq_barrier to wake rmmod up.
      edac_device_workq_teardown() should not be called within the critical
      region of device_ctls_mutex.  Just like is done in edac_pci_del_device()
      and edac_mc_del_mc(), where edac_pci_workq_teardown() and
      edac_mc_workq_teardown() are called after related mutex are released.
      Moreover, an edac_dev.work should check first if it is being removed.  If
      this is the case, then it should bail out immediately.  Since not all of
      existing edac devices are to be removed, this "shutting flag" should be
      contained to edac device being removed.  The current edac_dev.op_state can
      be used to serve this purpose.
      The original deadlock problem and the solution have been witnessed and
      tested on actual hardware.  Without the solution, rmmod an edac driver
      would result in below deadlock:
      root@localhost:/root> rmmod mv64x60_edac
      EDAC DEBUG: mv64x60_dma_err_remove()
      EDAC DEBUG: edac_device_del_device()
      EDAC DEBUG: find_edac_device_by_dev()
      (hang for a moment)
      INFO: task edac-poller:2030 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
      "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
      edac-poller   D 00000000     0  2030      2
      Call Trace:
      [df159dc0] [c0071e3c] free_hot_cold_page+0x17c/0x304 (unreliable)
      [df159e80] [c000a024] __switch_to+0x6c/0xa0
      [df159ea0] [c03587d8] schedule+0x2f4/0x4d8
      [df159f00] [c03598a8] __mutex_lock_slowpath+0xa0/0x174
      [df159f40] [e1030434] edac_device_workq_function+0x28/0xd8 [edac_core]
      [df159f60] [c003beb4] run_workqueue+0x114/0x218
      [df159f90] [c003c674] worker_thread+0x5c/0xc8
      [df159fd0] [c004106c] kthread+0x5c/0xa0
      [df159ff0] [c0013538] original_kernel_thread+0x44/0x60
      INFO: task rmmod:2062 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
      "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
      rmmod         D 0ff2c9fc     0  2062   1839
      Call Trace:
      [df119c00] [c0437a74] 0xc0437a74 (unreliable)
      [df119cc0] [c000a024] __switch_to+0x6c/0xa0
      [df119ce0] [c03587d8] schedule+0x2f4/0x4d8
      [df119d40] [c03591dc] schedule_timeout+0xb0/0xf4
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    • Evgeniy Polyakov's avatar
      w1: fix slave selection on big-endian systems · f00a1892
      Evgeniy Polyakov authored
      During test of the w1-gpio driver i found that in "w1.c:679
      w1_slave_found()" the device id is converted to little-endian with
      "cpu_to_le64()", but its not converted back to cpu format in "w1_io.c:293
      Based on a patch created by Andreas Hummel.
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: remove unneeded cast]
      Reported-by: default avatarAndreas Hummel <andi_hummel@gmx.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEvgeniy Polyakov <zbr@ioremap.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    • Chris Elston's avatar
      rtc: rtc-isl1208: reject invalid dates · cc6c2ca3
      Chris Elston authored
      This patch for the rtc-isl1208 driver makes it reject invalid dates.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarChris Elston <celston@katalix.com>
      [a.zummo@towertech.it: added comment explaining the check]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAlessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>
      Cc: Hebert Valerio Riedel <hvr@gnu.org>
      Cc: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    • Devin Heitmueller's avatar
      V4L/DVB (9920): em28xx: fix NULL pointer dereference in call to VIDIOC_INT_RESET command · 231ffc9c
      Devin Heitmueller authored
      Fix a NULL pointer dereference that would occur if the video decoder tied to
      the em28xx supports the VIDIOC_INT_RESET call (for example: the cx25840 driver)
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDevin Heitmueller <dheitmueller@linuxtv.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
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