[PATCH] hwrng: pseries - port to new read API and fix stack corruption

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Fri Oct 31 18:00:12 AEDT 2014

On Fri, 2014-10-31 at 07:50 +0100, Greg Kurz wrote:
> The add_early_randomness() function in drivers/char/hw_random/core.c passes
> a 16-byte buffer to pseries_rng_data_read(). Unfortunately, plpar_hcall()
> returns four 64-bit values and trashes 16 bytes on the stack.

Hmm, thanks. I thought I'd fixed that, but I guess I never sent the patch :}

> This bug has been lying around for a long time. It got unveiled by:
> commit d3cc7996473a7bdd33256029988ea690754e4e2a
> Author: Amit Shah <amit.shah at redhat.com>
> Date:   Thu Jul 10 15:42:34 2014 +0530
>     hwrng: fetch randomness only after device init
> It may trig a oops while loading or unloading the pseries-rng module for both
> PowerVM and PowerKVM guests.
> This patch does two things:
> - pass an intermediate well sized buffer to plpar_hcall(). This is acceptalbe
>   since we're not on a hot path.

Well probably, can you do a before and after test of dd if=/dev/hwrng ?

> Cc'ing stable as I could reproduce back to 3.15.10

The right way to CC stable for a patch that isn't yet in upstream is to add:

CC: stable at vger.kernel.org

Before your Signed-off-by. They will then pick it up once it's merged into
Linus' tree. See Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt


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