[3.8.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "tick: Cleanup NOHZ per cpu data on cpu down" has been added to staging queue

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Kamal Mostafa May 22, 2013, 9:55 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    tick: Cleanup NOHZ per cpu data on cpu down

to the linux-3.8.y-queue branch of the 3.8.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 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.8.y.z tree, see



From c16b22166cd9f6e9bc080d736ca837b5b817917b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 15:02:50 +0200
Subject: tick: Cleanup NOHZ per cpu data on cpu down

commit 4b0c0f294f60abcdd20994a8341a95c8ac5eeb96 upstream.

Prarit reported a crash on CPU offline/online. The reason is that on
CPU down the NOHZ related per cpu data of the dead cpu is not cleaned
up. If at cpu online an interrupt happens before the per cpu tick
device is registered the irq_enter() check potentially sees stale data
and dereferences a NULL pointer.

Cleanup the data after the cpu is dead.

Reported-by: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@redhat.com>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <bitbucket@online.de>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/alpine.LFD.2.02.1305031451561.2886@ionos
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal@canonical.com>
 kernel/time/tick-sched.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
index e78feff..8853dab 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -903,7 +903,7 @@  void tick_cancel_sched_timer(int cpu)
 # endif

-	ts->nohz_mode = NOHZ_MODE_INACTIVE;
+	memset(ts, 0, sizeof(*ts));