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Subject[PATCH] powerpc/64: properly initialise the stackprotector canary on SMP.
commit 06ec27aea9fc ("powerpc/64: add stack protector support")
doesn't initialise the stack canary on SMP secondary CPU's paca,
leading to the following false positive report from the
stack protector.

smp: Bringing up secondary CPUs ...
Kernel panic - not syncing: stack-protector: Kernel stack is corrupted in: __schedule+0x978/0xa80
CPU: 1 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/1 Not tainted 4.19.0-rc7-next-20181010-autotest-autotest #1
Call Trace:
[c000001fed5b3bf0] [c000000000a0ef3c] dump_stack+0xb0/0xf4 (unreliable)
[c000001fed5b3c30] [c0000000000f9d68] panic+0x140/0x308
[c000001fed5b3cc0] [c0000000000f9844] __stack_chk_fail+0x24/0x30
[c000001fed5b3d20] [c000000000a2c3a8] __schedule+0x978/0xa80
[c000001fed5b3e00] [c000000000a2c9b4] schedule_idle+0x34/0x60
[c000001fed5b3e30] [c00000000013d344] do_idle+0x224/0x3d0
[c000001fed5b3ec0] [c00000000013d6e0] cpu_startup_entry+0x30/0x50
[c000001fed5b3ef0] [c000000000047f34] start_secondary+0x4d4/0x520
[c000001fed5b3f90] [c00000000000b370] start_secondary_prolog+0x10/0x14

This patch properly initialises the stack_canary of the secondary
idle tasks.

Reported-by: Abdul Haleem <>
Fixes: 06ec27aea9fc ("powerpc/64: add stack protector support")
Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>
arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c | 8 ++++++++
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c
index 61c1fadbc644..e774d3bf3a03 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c
@@ -34,6 +34,7 @@
#include <linux/topology.h>
#include <linux/profile.h>
#include <linux/processor.h>
+#include <linux/random.h>

#include <asm/ptrace.h>
#include <linux/atomic.h>
@@ -810,9 +811,16 @@ static void cpu_idle_thread_init(unsigned int cpu, struct task_struct *idle)
struct thread_info *ti = task_thread_info(idle);

+ idle->stack_canary = get_random_canary();
#ifdef CONFIG_PPC64
paca_ptrs[cpu]->__current = idle;
paca_ptrs[cpu]->kstack = (unsigned long)ti + THREAD_SIZE - STACK_FRAME_OVERHEAD;
+ paca_ptrs[cpu]->canary = idle->stack_canary;
ti->cpu = cpu;
secondary_ti = current_set[cpu] = ti;
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