[PATCH] powerpc: set the correct ksp_limit on ppc32 when switching to irq stack

Kevin Hao haokexin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 15:25:28 EST 2014

Guenter Roeck has got the following call trace on a p2020 board:
  Kernel stack overflow in process eb3e5a00, r1=eb79df90
  CPU: 0 PID: 2838 Comm: ssh Not tainted 3.13.0-rc8-juniper-00146-g19eca00 #4
  task: eb3e5a00 ti: c0616000 task.ti: ef440000
  NIP: c003a420 LR: c003a410 CTR: c0017518
  REGS: eb79dee0 TRAP: 0901   Not tainted (3.13.0-rc8-juniper-00146-g19eca00)
  MSR: 00029000 <CE,EE,ME>  CR: 24008444  XER: 00000000
  GPR00: c003a410 eb79df90 eb3e5a00 00000000 eb05d900 00000001 65d87646 00000000
  GPR08: 00000000 020b8000 00000000 00000000 44008442
  NIP [c003a420] __do_softirq+0x94/0x1ec
  LR [c003a410] __do_softirq+0x84/0x1ec
  Call Trace:
  [eb79df90] [c003a410] __do_softirq+0x84/0x1ec (unreliable)
  [eb79dfe0] [c003a970] irq_exit+0xbc/0xc8
  [eb79dff0] [c000cc1c] call_do_irq+0x24/0x3c
  [ef441f20] [c00046a8] do_IRQ+0x8c/0xf8
  [ef441f40] [c000e7f4] ret_from_except+0x0/0x18
  --- Exception: 501 at 0xfcda524
      LR = 0x10024900
  Instruction dump:
  7c781b78 3b40000a 3a73b040 543c0024 3a800000 3b3913a0 7ef5bb78 48201bf9
  5463103a 7d3b182e 7e89b92e 7c008146 <3ba00000> 7e7e9b78 48000014 57fff87f
  Kernel panic - not syncing: kernel stack overflow
  CPU: 0 PID: 2838 Comm: ssh Not tainted 3.13.0-rc8-juniper-00146-g19eca00 #4
  Call Trace:

The reason is that we have used the wrong register to calculate the
ksp_limit in commit cbc9565ee826 (powerpc: Remove ksp_limit on ppc64).
Just fix it.

As suggested by Benjamin Herrenschmidt, also add the C prototype of the
function in the comment in order to avoid such kind of errors in the

Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org # 3.12
Reported-by: Guenter Roeck <linux at roeck-us.net>
Tested-by: Guenter Roeck <linux at roeck-us.net>
Signed-off-by: Kevin Hao <haokexin at gmail.com>
 arch/powerpc/kernel/misc_32.S | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/misc_32.S b/arch/powerpc/kernel/misc_32.S
index e47d268727a4..7025c30a139a 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/misc_32.S
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/misc_32.S
@@ -57,11 +57,14 @@ _GLOBAL(call_do_softirq)
 	mtlr	r0
+ * void call_do_irq(struct pt_regs *regs, struct thread_info *irqtp);
+ */
 	mflr	r0
 	stw	r0,4(r1)
 	lwz	r10,THREAD+KSP_LIMIT(r2)
-	addi	r11,r3,THREAD_INFO_GAP
+	addi	r11,r4,THREAD_INFO_GAP
 	mr	r1,r4
 	stw	r10,8(r1)

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