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Date:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:58:05 -0800
From:	"Paul E. McKenney" <>
Subject: [PATCH RFC] acpi: Fix unprotected smp_processor_id() in

The acpi_processor_cst_has_changed() function is invoked from a
CPU_ONLINE or CPU_DEAD function, which might well execute on CPU 0
even though the CPU being hotplugged is some other CPU.  In addition,
acpi_processor_cst_has_changed() invokes smp_processor_id() without
protection, resulting in splats when onlining CPUs.

This commit therefore changes the smp_processor_id() to pr->id, as is
used elsewhere in the code, for example, in acpi_processor_add().

This works for me, but I don't claim to understand ACPI.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c b/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
index 0e8e2de..9e57b06 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/processor_idle.c
@@ -1159,8 +1159,7 @@ int acpi_processor_cst_has_changed(struct acpi_processor *pr)
 	 * to make the code that updates C-States be called once.
-	if (smp_processor_id() == 0 &&
-			cpuidle_get_driver() == &acpi_idle_driver) {
+	if (pr->id == 0 && cpuidle_get_driver() == &acpi_idle_driver) {
 		/* Protect against cpu-hotplug */

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