[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "SGI-XP: handle non-fatal traps" has been added to staging queue

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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Jan. 8, 2013, 8:58 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    SGI-XP: handle non-fatal traps

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From 9c7c7a0b9ad39281c6efae904e010dbc7e223c0e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:05:50 -0800
Subject: [PATCH 25/27] SGI-XP: handle non-fatal traps

commit 891348ca0f66206f1dc0e30d63757e3df1ae2d15 upstream.

We found a user code which was raising a divide-by-zero trap.  That trap
would lead to XPC connections between system-partitions being torn down
due to the die_chain notifier callouts it received.

This also revealed a different issue where multiple callers into
xpc_die_deactivate() would all attempt to do the disconnect in parallel
which would sometimes lock up but often overwhelm the console on very
large machines as each would print at least one line of output at the
end of the deactivate.

I reviewed all the users of the die_chain notifier and changed the code
to ignore the notifier callouts for reasons which will not actually lead
to a system to continue on to call die().

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix ia64]
Signed-off-by: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xpc_main.c |   34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 32 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)



diff --git a/drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xpc_main.c b/drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xpc_main.c
index 8d082b4..d971817 100644
--- a/drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xpc_main.c
+++ b/drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xpc_main.c
@@ -53,6 +53,10 @@ 
 #include <linux/kthread.h>
 #include "xpc.h"

+#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
+#include <asm/traps.h>
 /* define two XPC debug device structures to be used with dev_dbg() et al */

 struct device_driver xpc_dbg_name = {
@@ -1079,6 +1083,9 @@  xpc_system_reboot(struct notifier_block *nb, unsigned long event, void *unused)
 	return NOTIFY_DONE;

+/* Used to only allow one cpu to complete disconnect */
+static unsigned int xpc_die_disconnecting;
  * Notify other partitions to deactivate from us by first disengaging from all
  * references to our memory.
@@ -1092,6 +1099,9 @@  xpc_die_deactivate(void)
 	long keep_waiting;
 	long wait_to_print;

+	if (cmpxchg(&xpc_die_disconnecting, 0, 1))
+		return;
 	/* keep xpc_hb_checker thread from doing anything (just in case) */
 	xpc_exiting = 1;

@@ -1159,7 +1169,7 @@  xpc_die_deactivate(void)
  * about the lack of a heartbeat.
 static int
-xpc_system_die(struct notifier_block *nb, unsigned long event, void *unused)
+xpc_system_die(struct notifier_block *nb, unsigned long event, void *_die_args)
 #ifdef CONFIG_IA64		/* !!! temporary kludge */
 	switch (event) {
@@ -1191,7 +1201,27 @@  xpc_system_die(struct notifier_block *nb, unsigned long event, void *unused)
-	xpc_die_deactivate();
+	struct die_args *die_args = _die_args;
+	switch (event) {
+	case DIE_TRAP:
+		if (die_args->trapnr == X86_TRAP_DF)
+			xpc_die_deactivate();
+		if (((die_args->trapnr == X86_TRAP_MF) ||
+		     (die_args->trapnr == X86_TRAP_XF)) &&
+		    !user_mode_vm(die_args->regs))
+			xpc_die_deactivate();
+		break;
+	case DIE_INT3:
+	case DIE_DEBUG:
+		break;
+	case DIE_OOPS:
+	case DIE_GPF:
+	default:
+		xpc_die_deactivate();
+	}

 	return NOTIFY_DONE;