Re: [PATCH v3] hwrng: core: Freeze khwrng thread during suspend

From: Maciej S. Szmigiero
Date: Mon Oct 28 2019 - 19:45:50 EST

Hi Stephen,

On 06.08.2019 01:32, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> The hwrng_fill() function can run while devices are suspending and
> resuming. If the hwrng is behind a bus such as i2c or SPI and that bus
> is suspended, the hwrng may hang the bus while attempting to add some
> randomness. It's been observed on ChromeOS devices with suspend-to-idle
> (s2idle) and an i2c based hwrng that this kthread may run and ask the
> hwrng device for randomness before the i2c bus has been resumed.
> Let's make this kthread freezable so that we don't try to touch the
> hwrng during suspend/resume. This ensures that we can't cause the hwrng
> backing driver to get into a bad state because the device is guaranteed
> to be resumed before the hwrng kthread is thawed.

This patch broke suspend with virtio-rng loaded (it hangs).

The problematic call chain is:
virtrng_freeze() -> remove_common() -> hwrng_unregister() ->

It looks like kthread_stop() can't finish on a frozen khwrng thread.

Reverting this commit makes a VM with virtio-rng driver loaded
suspend and resume correctly again.