Commit 886c02b8 authored by Ben Hutchings's avatar Ben Hutchings

percpu: convert spin_lock_irq to spin_lock_irqsave

This fixes boot failure with the alpha-generic flavour, discussed in and
parent 3bdfe29c
......@@ -98,6 +98,8 @@ linux (4.19.17-1) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
* [i386] debian/control: Fix cross-compiler build-dependency
* debian/README.source: Document how to run kconfigeditor2
* [armhf,arm64] serial: 8250: Disable SERIAL_8250_DEPRECATED_OPTIONS
* percpu: convert spin_lock_irq to spin_lock_irqsave (fixes boot failure with
alpha-generic flavour)
[ Marcin Juszkiewicz ]
* [arm64] enable ARM_CCI_PMU so ARM_CCI400_PMU and ARM_CCI5xx_PMU options
From: Dennis Zhou <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:42:27 -0800
Subject: percpu: convert spin_lock_irq to spin_lock_irqsave.
From Michael Cree:
"Bisection lead to commit b38d08f3181c ("percpu: restructure
locking") as being the cause of lockups at initial boot on
the kernel built for generic Alpha.
On a suggestion by Tejun Heo that:
So, the only thing I can think of is that it's calling
spin_unlock_irq() while irq handling isn't set up yet.
Can you please try the followings?
1. Convert all spin_[un]lock_irq() to
Fixes: b38d08f3181c ("percpu: restructure locking")
Reported-and-tested-by: Michael Cree <>
Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>
Signed-off-by: Dennis Zhou <>
mm/percpu-km.c | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
--- a/mm/percpu-km.c
+++ b/mm/percpu-km.c
@@ -50,6 +50,7 @@ static struct pcpu_chunk *pcpu_create_ch
const int nr_pages = pcpu_group_sizes[0] >> PAGE_SHIFT;
struct pcpu_chunk *chunk;
struct page *pages;
+ unsigned long flags;
int i;
chunk = pcpu_alloc_chunk(gfp);
@@ -68,9 +69,9 @@ static struct pcpu_chunk *pcpu_create_ch
chunk->data = pages;
chunk->base_addr = page_address(pages) - pcpu_group_offsets[0];
- spin_lock_irq(&pcpu_lock);
+ spin_lock_irqsave(&pcpu_lock, flags);
pcpu_chunk_populated(chunk, 0, nr_pages, false);
- spin_unlock_irq(&pcpu_lock);
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pcpu_lock, flags);
......@@ -101,6 +101,7 @@ bugfix/all/kbuild-include-addtree-remove-quotes-before-matching-path.patch
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