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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tty: vt: Fix soft lockup in fbcon cursor blink timer.
On Tue, 17 May 2016, David Daney wrote:
> From: David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>
> We are getting somewhat random soft lockups with this signature:
>
> [ 86.992215] [<fffffc00080935e0>] el1_irq+0xa0/0x10c
> [ 86.997082] [<fffffc000841822c>] cursor_timer_handler+0x30/0x54
> [ 87.002991] [<fffffc000810ec44>] call_timer_fn+0x54/0x1a8
> [ 87.008378] [<fffffc000810ef88>] run_timer_softirq+0x1c4/0x2bc
> [ 87.014200] [<fffffc000809077c>] __do_softirq+0x114/0x344
> [ 87.019590] [<fffffc00080af45c>] irq_exit+0x74/0x98
> [ 87.024458] [<fffffc00080fac20>] __handle_domain_irq+0x98/0xfc
> [ 87.030278] [<fffffc000809056c>] gic_handle_irq+0x94/0x190
>
> This is caused by the vt visual_init() function calling into
> fbcon_init() with a vc_cur_blink_ms value of zero. This is a
> transient condition, as it is later set to a non-zero value. But, if
> the timer happens to expire while the blink rate is zero, it goes into
> an endless loop, and we get soft lockup.
>
> The fix is to initialize vc_cur_blink_ms before calling the con_init()
> function.
>
> Signed-off-by: David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org

Tested-by: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br> on top of 4.4.11.

> ---
> drivers/tty/vt/vt.c | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c b/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
> index 3e3c757..eef5c36 100644
> --- a/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
> +++ b/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
> @@ -750,6 +750,7 @@ static void visual_init(struct vc_data *vc, int num, int init)
> vc->vc_complement_mask = 0;
> vc->vc_can_do_color = 0;
> vc->vc_panic_force_write = false;
> + vc->vc_cur_blink_ms = DEFAULT_CURSOR_BLINK_MS;
> vc->vc_sw->con_init(vc, init);
> if (!vc->vc_complement_mask)
> vc->vc_complement_mask = vc->vc_can_do_color ? 0x7700 : 0x0800;

--
"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
Henrique Holschuh

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