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Date:	Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:51:08 +0300
From:	Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen@....com>
To:	Ralf Baechle <ralf@...ux-mips.org>,
	David Daney <david.daney@...ium.com>,
	linux-mips@...ux-mips.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen@....com>, stable@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] MIPS: OCTEON: make get_system_type() thread-safe

get_system_type() is not thread-safe on OCTEON. It uses static data,
also more dangerous issue is that it's calling cvmx_fuse_read_byte()
every time without any synchronization. Currently it's possible to get
processes stuck looping forever in kernel simply by launching multiple
readers of /proc/cpuinfo:

	(while true; do cat /proc/cpuinfo > /dev/null; done) &
	(while true; do cat /proc/cpuinfo > /dev/null; done) &
	...

Fix by initializing the system type string only once during the early
boot.

Signed-off-by: Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen@....com>
Cc: stable@...r.kernel.org
---
 arch/mips/cavium-octeon/setup.c | 18 +++++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/mips/cavium-octeon/setup.c b/arch/mips/cavium-octeon/setup.c
index 008e9c8..c9d9c62 100644
--- a/arch/mips/cavium-octeon/setup.c
+++ b/arch/mips/cavium-octeon/setup.c
@@ -458,6 +458,18 @@ static void octeon_halt(void)
 	octeon_kill_core(NULL);
 }
 
+static char __read_mostly octeon_system_type[80];
+
+static int __init init_octeon_system_type(void)
+{
+	snprintf(octeon_system_type, sizeof(octeon_system_type), "%s (%s)",
+		cvmx_board_type_to_string(octeon_bootinfo->board_type),
+		octeon_model_get_string(read_c0_prid()));
+
+	return 0;
+}
+early_initcall(init_octeon_system_type);
+
 /**
  * Return a string representing the system type
  *
@@ -465,11 +477,7 @@ static void octeon_halt(void)
  */
 const char *octeon_board_type_string(void)
 {
-	static char name[80];
-	sprintf(name, "%s (%s)",
-		cvmx_board_type_to_string(octeon_bootinfo->board_type),
-		octeon_model_get_string(read_c0_prid()));
-	return name;
+	return octeon_system_type;
 }
 
 const char *get_system_type(void)
-- 
2.0.0

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