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authorSeiji Aguchi <seiji.aguchi@hds.com>2013-02-12 13:04:41 -0800
committerTony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>2013-02-12 13:04:41 -0800
commita93bc0c6e07ed9bac44700280e65e2945d864fd4 (patch)
treed14543068b4734356ba2c8eb637b1c87dab378f3 /drivers/firmware
parent81fa4e581d9283f7992a0d8c534bb141eb840a14 (diff)
efi_pstore: Introducing workqueue updating sysfs
[Problem] efi_pstore creates sysfs entries, which enable users to access to NVRAM, in a write callback. If a kernel panic happens in an interrupt context, it may fail because it could sleep due to dynamic memory allocations during creating sysfs entries. [Patch Description] This patch removes sysfs operations from a write callback by introducing a workqueue updating sysfs entries which is scheduled after the write callback is called. Also, the workqueue is kicked in a just oops case. A system will go down in other cases such as panic, clean shutdown and emergency restart. And we don't need to create sysfs entries because there is no chance for users to access to them. efi_pstore will be robust against a kernel panic in an interrupt context with this patch. Signed-off-by: Seiji Aguchi <seiji.aguchi@hds.com> Acked-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/firmware')
-rw-r--r--drivers/firmware/efivars.c85
1 files changed, 80 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/firmware/efivars.c b/drivers/firmware/efivars.c
index a64fb7bda365..69225115304d 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/efivars.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/efivars.c
@@ -158,6 +158,13 @@ efivar_create_sysfs_entry(struct efivars *efivars,
efi_char16_t *variable_name,
efi_guid_t *vendor_guid);
+/*
+ * Prototype for workqueue functions updating sysfs entry
+ */
+
+static void efivar_update_sysfs_entries(struct work_struct *);
+static DECLARE_WORK(efivar_work, efivar_update_sysfs_entries);
+
/* Return the number of unicode characters in data */
static unsigned long
utf16_strnlen(efi_char16_t *s, size_t maxlength)
@@ -1248,11 +1255,8 @@ static int efi_pstore_write(enum pstore_type_id type,
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&efivars->lock, flags);
- if (size)
- ret = efivar_create_sysfs_entry(efivars,
- utf16_strsize(efi_name,
- DUMP_NAME_LEN * 2),
- efi_name, &vendor);
+ if (reason == KMSG_DUMP_OOPS)
+ schedule_work(&efivar_work);
*id = part;
return ret;
@@ -1496,6 +1500,75 @@ static ssize_t efivar_delete(struct file *filp, struct kobject *kobj,
return count;
}
+static bool variable_is_present(efi_char16_t *variable_name, efi_guid_t *vendor)
+{
+ struct efivar_entry *entry, *n;
+ struct efivars *efivars = &__efivars;
+ unsigned long strsize1, strsize2;
+ bool found = false;
+
+ strsize1 = utf16_strsize(variable_name, 1024);
+ list_for_each_entry_safe(entry, n, &efivars->list, list) {
+ strsize2 = utf16_strsize(entry->var.VariableName, 1024);
+ if (strsize1 == strsize2 &&
+ !memcmp(variable_name, &(entry->var.VariableName),
+ strsize2) &&
+ !efi_guidcmp(entry->var.VendorGuid,
+ *vendor)) {
+ found = true;
+ break;
+ }
+ }
+ return found;
+}
+
+static void efivar_update_sysfs_entries(struct work_struct *work)
+{
+ struct efivars *efivars = &__efivars;
+ efi_guid_t vendor;
+ efi_char16_t *variable_name;
+ unsigned long variable_name_size = 1024;
+ efi_status_t status = EFI_NOT_FOUND;
+ bool found;
+
+ /* Add new sysfs entries */
+ while (1) {
+ variable_name = kzalloc(variable_name_size, GFP_KERNEL);
+ if (!variable_name) {
+ pr_err("efivars: Memory allocation failed.\n");
+ return;
+ }
+
+ spin_lock_irq(&efivars->lock);
+ found = false;
+ while (1) {
+ variable_name_size = 1024;
+ status = efivars->ops->get_next_variable(
+ &variable_name_size,
+ variable_name,
+ &vendor);
+ if (status != EFI_SUCCESS) {
+ break;
+ } else {
+ if (!variable_is_present(variable_name,
+ &vendor)) {
+ found = true;
+ break;
+ }
+ }
+ }
+ spin_unlock_irq(&efivars->lock);
+
+ if (!found) {
+ kfree(variable_name);
+ break;
+ } else
+ efivar_create_sysfs_entry(efivars,
+ variable_name_size,
+ variable_name, &vendor);
+ }
+}
+
/*
* Let's not leave out systab information that snuck into
* the efivars driver
@@ -1833,6 +1906,8 @@ err_put:
static void __exit
efivars_exit(void)
{
+ cancel_work_sync(&efivar_work);
+
if (efi_enabled) {
unregister_efivars(&__efivars);
kobject_put(efi_kobj);

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