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Subject[PATCH] drm/amdgpu/pm: Fix potential Spectre v1
idx can be indirectly controlled by user-space, hence leading to a
potential exploitation of the Spectre variant 1 vulnerability.

This issue was detected with the help of Smatch:

drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_pm.c:408 amdgpu_set_pp_force_state()
warn: potential spectre issue 'data.states'

Fix this by sanitizing idx before using it to index data.states

Notice that given that speculation windows are large, the policy is
to kill the speculation on the first load and not worry if it can be
completed with a dependent load/store [1].


Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_pm.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_pm.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_pm.c
index 15a1192..a446c7c 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_pm.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_pm.c
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@
#include <linux/power_supply.h>
#include <linux/hwmon.h>
#include <linux/hwmon-sysfs.h>
+#include <linux/nospec.h>

static int amdgpu_debugfs_pm_init(struct amdgpu_device *adev);

@@ -403,6 +403,7 @@ static ssize_t amdgpu_set_pp_force_state(struct device *dev,
count = -EINVAL;
goto fail;
+ idx = array_index_nospec(idx, ARRAY_SIZE(data.states));

amdgpu_dpm_get_pp_num_states(adev, &data);
state = data.states[idx];
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