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Subject[PATCH 3/3] cpufreq: initialize governor for a new policy under policy->rwsem
policy->rwsem is used to lock access to all parts of code modifying struct
cpufreq_policy but wasn't used on a new policy created from __cpufreq_add_dev().

Because of which if we call cpufreq_update_policy() repeatedly on one CPU and do
offline/online of another CPU then we might see these crashes:

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000020
pgd = c0003000
[00000020] *pgd=80000000004003, *pmd=00000000
Internal error: Oops: 206 [#1] PREEMPT SMP ARM

PC is at __cpufreq_governor+0x10/0x1ac
LR is at cpufreq_update_policy+0x114/0x150

---[ end trace f23a8defea6cd706 ]---
Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception
CPU0: stopping
CPU: 0 PID: 7136 Comm: mpdecision Tainted: G D W 3.10.0-gd727407-00074-g979ede8 #396

[<c0afe180>] (notifier_call_chain+0x40/0x68) from [<c02a23ac>] (__blocking_notifier_call_chain+0x40/0x58)
[<c02a23ac>] (__blocking_notifier_call_chain+0x40/0x58) from [<c02a23d8>] (blocking_notifier_call_chain+0x14/0x1c)
[<c02a23d8>] (blocking_notifier_call_chain+0x14/0x1c) from [<c0803c68>] (cpufreq_set_policy+0xd4/0x2b8)
[<c0803c68>] (cpufreq_set_policy+0xd4/0x2b8) from [<c0803e7c>] (cpufreq_init_policy+0x30/0x98)
[<c0803e7c>] (cpufreq_init_policy+0x30/0x98) from [<c0805a18>] (__cpufreq_add_dev.isra.17+0x4dc/0x7a4)
[<c0805a18>] (__cpufreq_add_dev.isra.17+0x4dc/0x7a4) from [<c0805d38>] (cpufreq_cpu_callback+0x58/0x84)
[<c0805d38>] (cpufreq_cpu_callback+0x58/0x84) from [<c0afe180>] (notifier_call_chain+0x40/0x68)
[<c0afe180>] (notifier_call_chain+0x40/0x68) from [<c02812dc>] (__cpu_notify+0x28/0x44)
[<c02812dc>] (__cpu_notify+0x28/0x44) from [<c0aeed90>] (_cpu_up+0xf4/0x1dc)
[<c0aeed90>] (_cpu_up+0xf4/0x1dc) from [<c0aeeed4>] (cpu_up+0x5c/0x78)
[<c0aeeed4>] (cpu_up+0x5c/0x78) from [<c0aec808>] (store_online+0x44/0x74)
[<c0aec808>] (store_online+0x44/0x74) from [<c03a40f4>] (sysfs_write_file+0x108/0x14c)
[<c03a40f4>] (sysfs_write_file+0x108/0x14c) from [<c03517d4>] (vfs_write+0xd0/0x180)
[<c03517d4>] (vfs_write+0xd0/0x180) from [<c0351ca8>] (SyS_write+0x38/0x68)
[<c0351ca8>] (SyS_write+0x38/0x68) from [<c0205de0>] (ret_fast_syscall+0x0/0x30)

Fix these by taking locks at appropriate places in __cpufreq_add_dev() as well.

Reported-by: Saravana Kannan <>
Suggested-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat <>
Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <>
drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
index 110c0cd..513d1d4 100644
--- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
+++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq.c
@@ -1130,6 +1130,7 @@ static int __cpufreq_add_dev(struct device *dev, struct subsys_interface *sif,
policy->user_policy.max = policy->max;

+ down_write(&policy->rwsem);
write_lock_irqsave(&cpufreq_driver_lock, flags);
for_each_cpu(j, policy->cpus)
per_cpu(cpufreq_cpu_data, j) = policy;
@@ -1204,6 +1205,7 @@ static int __cpufreq_add_dev(struct device *dev, struct subsys_interface *sif,
policy->user_policy.policy = policy->policy;
policy->user_policy.governor = policy->governor;
+ up_write(&policy->rwsem);

kobject_uevent(&policy->kobj, KOBJ_ADD);

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