[dm-devel] CPU hotplug issue in dm-crypt driver

mittals at codeaurora.org mittals at codeaurora.org
Mon Mar 26 19:28:59 UTC 2012


We are using dm-crypt driver to encrypt Android Phone on a 2 core target.
We saw random failures (kernel panics) in scatterwalk code when we were
trying to bring secondary cpu online and offline randomly.

I looked into the dm-crypt driver(drivers/md/dm-crypt.c) and put a hack in
the kcryptd_queue_crypt function to acquire hotplug lock (using
get_online_cpus()), just before adding new work in work queue and release
this lock (using put_online_cpus) after completing work in kcryptd_crypt
With this i didn't see any issue during encryption.

So my questions are -

1) Is it a know problem that there is some issue with dm-crypt driver with
cpu hotplug?

2) If yes, then can someone suggest me a cleaner way to resolve this issue?

Thanks in advance!


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