[PATCH] clk: prevent erronous parsing of children during rate change

Tero Kristo t-kristo at ti.com
Thu Aug 21 06:47:45 PDT 2014

In some cases, clocks can switch their parent with clk_set_rate, for
example clk_mux can do this in some cases. Current implementation of
clk_change_rate uses un-safe list iteration on the clock children, which
will cause wrong clocks to be parsed in case any of the clock children
change their parents during the change rate operation. Fixed by using
the safe list iterator instead.

The problem was detected due to some divide by zero errors generated
by clock init on dra7-evm board, see discussion under
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ports.arm.kernel/349180 for details.

Signed-off-by: Tero Kristo <t-kristo at ti.com>
To: Mike Turquette <mturquette at linaro.org>
Reported-by: Nishanth Menon <nm at ti.com>
 drivers/clk/clk.c |    7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk.c b/drivers/clk/clk.c
index b76fa69..bacc06f 100644
--- a/drivers/clk/clk.c
+++ b/drivers/clk/clk.c
@@ -1467,6 +1467,7 @@ static struct clk *clk_propagate_rate_change(struct clk *clk, unsigned long even
 static void clk_change_rate(struct clk *clk)
 	struct clk *child;
+	struct hlist_node *tmp;
 	unsigned long old_rate;
 	unsigned long best_parent_rate = 0;
 	bool skip_set_rate = false;
@@ -1502,7 +1503,11 @@ static void clk_change_rate(struct clk *clk)
 	if (clk->notifier_count && old_rate != clk->rate)
 		__clk_notify(clk, POST_RATE_CHANGE, old_rate, clk->rate);
-	hlist_for_each_entry(child, &clk->children, child_node) {
+	/*
+	 * Use safe iteration, as change_rate can actually swap parents
+	 * for certain clock types.
+	 */
+	hlist_for_each_entry_safe(child, tmp, &clk->children, child_node) {
 		/* Skip children who will be reparented to another clock */
 		if (child->new_parent && child->new_parent != clk)

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