[PATCH V2] x86/intel_rdt: Ensure usage of CPUs are locked while needed

From: Reinette Chatre
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 - 16:22:45 EST

The user triggers the creation of a pseudo-locked region when writing
the requested schemata to the schemata resctrl file. The pseudo-locking
of a region is required to be done on a CPU that is associated with the
cache on which the pseudo-locked region will reside. In order to run the
locking code on a specific CPU the needed CPU has to be selected and
ensured to remain online during the entire locking sequence.

At this time the cpu_hotplug_lock is not taken during the pseudo-lock
region creation and it is thus possible for a CPU to be selected to run
the pseudo-locking code and then that CPU to go offline before the
thread is able to run on it.

Fix this by ensuring that the cpu_hotplug_lock is taken while the CPU on
which code has to run needs to be controlled. Since the cpu_hotplug_lock
is always taken before rdtgroup_mutex the lock order is maintained.

Fixes: e0bdfe8e36f3 ("x86/intel_rdt: Support creation/removal of pseudo-locked region")
Signed-off-by: Reinette Chatre <reinette.chatre@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Rebase against tip/x86/urgent
- Modify subject from x86/resctrl to x86/intel_rdt to match subject used
before the code reorganization.

arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_ctrlmondata.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_ctrlmondata.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_ctrlmondata.c
index 27937458c231..efa4a519f5e5 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_ctrlmondata.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel_rdt_ctrlmondata.c
@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@

#define pr_fmt(fmt) KBUILD_MODNAME ": " fmt

+#include <linux/cpu.h>
#include <linux/kernfs.h>
#include <linux/seq_file.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
@@ -310,9 +311,11 @@ ssize_t rdtgroup_schemata_write(struct kernfs_open_file *of,
return -EINVAL;
buf[nbytes - 1] = '\0';

+ cpus_read_lock();
rdtgrp = rdtgroup_kn_lock_live(of->kn);
if (!rdtgrp) {
+ cpus_read_unlock();
return -ENOENT;
@@ -367,6 +370,7 @@ ssize_t rdtgroup_schemata_write(struct kernfs_open_file *of,

+ cpus_read_unlock();
return ret ?: nbytes;