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Subject[PATCH] idle/x86: remove the call to boot_init_stack_canary() from cpu_startup_entry()
commit d7880812b359 ("idle: Add the stack canary init to
cpu_startup_entry()") added the call to boot_init_stack_canary()
in cpu_startup_entry() in an #ifdef CONFIG_X86 statement, with
the intention to remove that #ifdef later.

While implementing stack protector for powerpc, it has been
observed that calling boot_init_stack_canary() is also needed
for powerpc which uses per task (TLS) stack canary like the X86.

However, calling boot_init_stack_canary() would break arches
using global stack canary (ARM, SH, MIPS and XTENSA).

Instead of adding modifying the #ifdef in a
implemented the call to boot_init_stack_canary() in the function
calling cpu_startup_entry()

On x86, we have two functions calling cpu_startup_entry():
- start_secondary()
- cpu_bringup_and_idle()

start_secondary() already calls boot_init_stack_canary().

This patch adds the call to boot_init_stack_canary() in
cpu_bringup_and_idle() and removes it from cpu_startup_entry()

Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>
arch/x86/xen/smp_pv.c | 1 +
kernel/sched/idle.c | 15 ---------------
2 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 15 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/smp_pv.c b/arch/x86/xen/smp_pv.c
index e3b18ad49889..0e05e8e23998 100644
--- a/arch/x86/xen/smp_pv.c
+++ b/arch/x86/xen/smp_pv.c
@@ -88,6 +88,7 @@ static void cpu_bringup(void)
asmlinkage __visible void cpu_bringup_and_idle(void)
+ boot_init_stack_canary();

diff --git a/kernel/sched/idle.c b/kernel/sched/idle.c
index 16f84142f2f4..f5516bae0c1b 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/idle.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/idle.c
@@ -347,21 +347,6 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(play_idle);

void cpu_startup_entry(enum cpuhp_state state)
- /*
- * This #ifdef needs to die, but it's too late in the cycle to
- * make this generic (ARM and SH have never invoked the canary
- * init for the non boot CPUs!). Will be fixed in 3.11
- */
-#ifdef CONFIG_X86
- /*
- * If we're the non-boot CPU, nothing set the stack canary up
- * for us. The boot CPU already has it initialized but no harm
- * in doing it again. This is a good place for updating it, as
- * we wont ever return from this function (so the invalid
- * canaries already on the stack wont ever trigger).
- */
- boot_init_stack_canary();
while (1)
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