[PATCH 4.2.y-ckt 217/268] sysrq: Fix warning in sysrq generated crash.

From: Kamal Mostafa
Date: Wed Jan 27 2016 - 15:56:38 EST

4.2.8-ckt3 -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Ani Sinha <ani@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 984cf355aeaa8f2eda3861b50d0e8d3e3f77e83b upstream.

Commit 984d74a72076a1 ("sysrq: rcu-ify __handle_sysrq") replaced
spin_lock_irqsave() calls with rcu_read_lock() calls in sysrq. Since
rcu_read_lock() does not disable preemption, faulthandler_disabled() in
__do_page_fault() in x86/fault.c returns false. When the code later calls
might_sleep() in the pagefault handler, we get the following warning:

BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at ../arch/x86/mm/fault.c:1187
in_atomic(): 0, irqs_disabled(): 0, pid: 4706, name: bash
Preemption disabled at:[<ffffffff81484339>] printk+0x48/0x4a

To fix this, we release the RCU read lock before we crash.

Tested this patch on linux 3.18 by booting off one of our boards.

Fixes: 984d74a72076a1 ("sysrq: rcu-ify __handle_sysrq")

Signed-off-by: Ani Sinha <ani@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/tty/sysrq.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/sysrq.c b/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
index b5b4278..e54c7c7 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
@@ -133,6 +133,12 @@ static void sysrq_handle_crash(int key)
char *killer = NULL;

+ /* we need to release the RCU read lock here,
+ * otherwise we get an annoying
+ * 'BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context'
+ * complaint from the kernel before the panic.
+ */
+ rcu_read_unlock();
panic_on_oops = 1; /* force panic */
*killer = 1;