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Date:   Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:18:56 -0600
From:   Michael Bringmann <mwb@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:     Tyrel Datwyler <tyreld@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Rob Herring <robh@...nel.org>,
        Thomas Falcon <tlfalcon@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@...il.com>,
        Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>,
        Nathan Lynch <nathanl@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        "Juliet M. Kim" <minkim@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] powerpc/pseries: Fix dn reference error in
 dlpar_cpu_remove_by_index

On 2/19/19 2:03 PM, Tyrel Datwyler wrote:
> On 02/19/2019 07:46 AM, Michael Bringmann wrote:
>> powerpc/pseries: Fix dn reference error in dlpar_cpu_remove_by_index()
>>
>> A reference to the device node of the CPU to be removed is released
>> upon successful removal of the associated CPU device.  If the call
>> to remove the CPU device fails, dlpar_cpu_remove_by_index() still
>> frees the reference and this leads to miscomparisons and/or
>> addressing errors later on.
>>
>> This problem may be observed when trying to DLPAR 'hot-remove' a CPU
>> from a system that has only a single CPU.  The operation will fail
>> because there is no other CPU to which the kernel operations may be
>> migrated, but the refcount will still be decremented.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Michael Bringmann <mwb@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
>>
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-cpu.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-cpu.c
>> index 97feb6e..9537bb9 100644
>> --- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-cpu.c
>> +++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-cpu.c
>> @@ -635,7 +635,8 @@ static int dlpar_cpu_remove_by_index(u32 drc_index)
>>  	}
>>
>>  	rc = dlpar_cpu_remove(dn, drc_index);
>> -	of_node_put(dn);
>> +	if (!rc)
>> +		of_node_put(dn);
>>  	return rc;
>>  }
>>
> 
> NACK!
> 
> The logic here is wrong. Here is the full function.
> 
> static int dlpar_cpu_remove_by_index(u32 drc_index)
> {
>         struct device_node *dn;
>         int rc;
> 
>         dn = cpu_drc_index_to_dn(drc_index);
>         if (!dn) {
>                 pr_warn("Cannot find CPU (drc index %x) to remove\n",
>                         drc_index);
>                 return -ENODEV;
>         }
> 
>         rc = dlpar_cpu_remove(dn, drc_index);
>         of_node_put(dn);
>         return rc;
> }
> 
> The call to cpu_drc_index_to_dn() returns a device_node with the reference count
> incremented. So, regardless of the success or failure of the call to
> dlpar_cpu_remove() you need to release that reference.
> 
> If there is a reference counting issue it is somewhere else.

Okay.  Withdrawn while we look some more.

> -Tyrel

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