[PATCH v3] cpufreq: brcmstb-avs: fix imbalance of cpufreq policy refcount

qiwuchen55 at gmail.com qiwuchen55 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 23:09:10 PST 2020

From: chenqiwu <chenqiwu at xiaomi.com>

brcm_avs_cpufreq_get() calls cpufreq_cpu_get() to get the cpufreq policy,
meanwhile, it also increments the kobject reference count to mark it busy.
However, a corresponding call of cpufreq_cpu_put() is ignored to decrement
the kobject reference count back, which may lead to a potential stuck risk
that the cpuhp thread deadly waits for dropping of kobject refcount when
cpufreq policy free.

For fixing this bug, cpufreq_get_policy() is referenced to do a proper
cpufreq_cpu_get()/cpufreq_cpu_put() and fill a policy copy for the user.
If the policy return NULL, we just return 0 to hit the code path of

Signed-off-by: chenqiwu <chenqiwu at xiaomi.com>
 drivers/cpufreq/brcmstb-avs-cpufreq.c | 12 ++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/brcmstb-avs-cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/brcmstb-avs-cpufreq.c
index 77b0e5d..ee0d404 100644
--- a/drivers/cpufreq/brcmstb-avs-cpufreq.c
+++ b/drivers/cpufreq/brcmstb-avs-cpufreq.c
@@ -452,8 +452,16 @@ static bool brcm_avs_is_firmware_loaded(struct private_data *priv)
 static unsigned int brcm_avs_cpufreq_get(unsigned int cpu)
-	struct cpufreq_policy *policy = cpufreq_cpu_get(cpu);
-	struct private_data *priv = policy->driver_data;
+	struct cpufreq_policy policy;
+	struct private_data *priv;
+	/*
+	 * In case cpufreq policy has been released, just return 0.
+	 */
+	if (cpufreq_get_policy(&policy, cpu))
+		return 0;
+	priv = policy.driver_data;
 	return brcm_avs_get_frequency(priv->base);

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