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[patch 3/7] mips: Enable interrupts in do_signal()

Subject: [patch 3/7] mips: Enable interrupts in do_signal()
From: Thomas Gleixner <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:41:23 -0000
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>
References: <>
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do_signal() does __put_user() which can fault, resulting in a
might_sleep() warning in down_read(&mm->mmap_sem) and a "scheduling
while atomic" warning when mmap_sem is contented. On swarm this also
results in:

WARNING: at kernel/smp.c:459 smp_call_function_many+0x148/0x398()
Modules linked in:
Call Trace:

[<ffffffff804b48a4>] dump_stack+0x1c/0x50
[<ffffffff8013dc94>] warn_slowpath_common+0x8c/0xc8
[<ffffffff8013dcfc>] warn_slowpath_null+0x2c/0x40
[<ffffffff801864a0>] smp_call_function_many+0x148/0x398
[<ffffffff80186748>] smp_call_function+0x58/0xa8
[<ffffffff80119b5c>] r4k_flush_data_cache_page+0x54/0xd8
[<ffffffff801f39bc>] handle_pte_fault+0xa9c/0xad0
[<ffffffff801f40d0>] handle_mm_fault+0x158/0x200
[<ffffffff80115548>] do_page_fault+0x218/0x3b0
[<ffffffff80102744>] ret_from_exception+0x0/0x10
[<ffffffff8010eb18>] copy_siginfo_to_user32+0x50/0x298
[<ffffffff8010edf0>] setup_rt_frame_32+0x90/0x250
[<ffffffff80106414>] do_notify_resume+0x154/0x358
[<ffffffff80102930>] work_notifysig+0xc/0x14

Enable interrupts in do_signal() before delivering signals. Might be
done in the entry code before calling do_notify_resume(), but I leave
that for the MIPS ASM wizards.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
 arch/mips/kernel/signal.c |    2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

Index: linux-2.6/arch/mips/kernel/signal.c
--- linux-2.6.orig/arch/mips/kernel/signal.c
+++ linux-2.6/arch/mips/kernel/signal.c
@@ -603,6 +603,8 @@ static void do_signal(struct pt_regs *re
        if (!user_mode(regs))
+       local_irq_enable();
        if (test_thread_flag(TIF_RESTORE_SIGMASK))
                oldset = &current->saved_sigmask;

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