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From: Stephen Boyd <>
To: Herbert Xu <>
	Andrey Pronin <>,
	Duncan Laurie <>,
	Jason Gunthorpe <>, Arnd Bergmann <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Guenter Roeck <>,
	Alexander Steffen <>
Subject: [PATCH v3] hwrng: core: Freeze khwrng thread during suspend
Date: Mon,  5 Aug 2019 16:32:41 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)

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.

Cc: Andrey Pronin <>
Cc: Duncan Laurie <>
Cc: Jason Gunthorpe <>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: Guenter Roeck <>
Cc: Alexander Steffen <>
Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <>

I'm splitting this patch off of the larger series so it can
go through the crypto tree. See [1] for the prevoius round.
Nothing has changed in this patch since then.


 drivers/char/hw_random/core.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/char/hw_random/core.c b/drivers/char/hw_random/core.c
index 95be7228f327..3b88af3149a7 100644
--- a/drivers/char/hw_random/core.c
+++ b/drivers/char/hw_random/core.c
@@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
 #include <linux/delay.h>
 #include <linux/device.h>
 #include <linux/err.h>
+#include <linux/freezer.h>
 #include <linux/fs.h>
 #include <linux/hw_random.h>
 #include <linux/kernel.h>
@@ -421,7 +422,9 @@ static int hwrng_fillfn(void *unused)
 	long rc;
-	while (!kthread_should_stop()) {
+	set_freezable();
+	while (!kthread_freezable_should_stop(NULL)) {
 		struct hwrng *rng;
 		rng = get_current_rng();
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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-05 23:32 Stephen Boyd [this message]
2019-08-06 15:01 ` Stephen Boyd
2019-08-15 12:06 ` Herbert Xu
2019-10-28 23:45 ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
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2019-10-29 15:50     ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
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2019-11-10  0:30         ` Maciej S. Szmigiero

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