[PATCH 4.4 112/241] smpboot: Place the __percpu annotation correctly

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Sun Jun 09 2019 - 13:05:02 EST

[ Upstream commit d4645d30b50d1691c26ff0f8fa4e718b08f8d3bb ]

The test robot reported a wrong assignment of a per-CPU variable which
it detected by using sparse and sent a report. The assignment itself is
correct. The annotation for sparse was wrong and hence the report.
The first pointer is a "normal" pointer and points to the per-CPU memory
area. That means that the __percpu annotation has to be moved.

Move the __percpu annotation to pointer which points to the per-CPU
area. This change affects only the sparse tool (and is ignored by the

Reported-by: kbuild test robot <lkp@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Fixes: f97f8f06a49fe ("smpboot: Provide infrastructure for percpu hotplug threads")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190424085253.12178-1-bigeasy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@xxxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/smpboot.h | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/smpboot.h b/include/linux/smpboot.h
index 12910cf19869c..12a4b09f4d08b 100644
--- a/include/linux/smpboot.h
+++ b/include/linux/smpboot.h
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ struct smpboot_thread_data;
* @thread_comm: The base name of the thread
struct smp_hotplug_thread {
- struct task_struct __percpu **store;
+ struct task_struct * __percpu *store;
struct list_head list;
int (*thread_should_run)(unsigned int cpu);
void (*thread_fn)(unsigned int cpu);