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authorThomas Gleixner <>2017-10-21 16:06:52 +0200
committerThomas Gleixner <>2017-10-21 16:11:30 +0200
commit1f7c70d6b2bc5de301f30456621e1161fddf4242 (patch)
parent33d930e59a98fa10a0db9f56c7fa2f21a4aef9b9 (diff)
cpu/hotplug: Reset node state after operation
The recent rework of the cpu hotplug internals changed the usage of the per cpu state->node field, but missed to clean it up after usage. So subsequent hotplug operations use the stale pointer from a previous operation and hand it into the callback functions. The callbacks then dereference a pointer which either belongs to a different facility or points to freed and potentially reused memory. In either case data corruption and crashes are the obvious consequence. Reset the node and the last pointers in the per cpu state to NULL after the operation which set them has completed. Fixes: 96abb968549c ("smp/hotplug: Allow external multi-instance rollback") Reported-by: Tvrtko Ursulin <> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <> Cc: Boris Ostrovsky <> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <> Link:
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/cpu.c b/kernel/cpu.c
index d851df22f5c5..04892a82f6ac 100644
--- a/kernel/cpu.c
+++ b/kernel/cpu.c
@@ -632,6 +632,11 @@ cpuhp_invoke_ap_callback(int cpu, enum cpuhp_state state, bool bringup,
+ /*
+ * Clean up the leftovers so the next hotplug operation wont use stale
+ * data.
+ */
+ st->node = st->last = NULL;
return ret;