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Subject[PATCH 4.18 185/197] x86/tsc: Prevent result truncation on 32bit
4.18-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Chuanhua Lei <>

commit 17f6bac2249356c795339e03a0742cd79be3cab8 upstream.

Loops per jiffy is calculated by multiplying tsc_khz with 1e3 and then
dividing it by HZ.

Both tsc_khz and the temporary variable holding the multiplication result
are of type unsigned long, so on 32bit the result is truncated to the lower

Use u64 as type for the temporary variable and cast tsc_khz to it before

[ tglx: Massaged changelog and removed pointless braces ]

[ tglx: Backport to stable. Due to massive code changes is the upstream
commit not applicable anymore. The issue has gone unnoticed in
kernels pre 4.19 because the bogus LPJ value gets fixed up in a
later stage of early boot, but it still might cause subtle and hard
to debug issues between these two points. ]

Fixes: cf7a63ef4e02 ("x86/tsc: Calibrate tsc only once")
Signed-off-by: Chuanhua Lei <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Len Brown <>
Cc: Pavel Tatashin <>
Cc: Rajvi Jingar <>
Cc: Dou Liyang <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c
@@ -1343,7 +1343,7 @@ device_initcall(init_tsc_clocksource);

void __init tsc_early_delay_calibrate(void)
- unsigned long lpj;
+ u64 lpj;

if (!boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_TSC))
@@ -1355,7 +1355,7 @@ void __init tsc_early_delay_calibrate(vo
if (!tsc_khz)

- lpj = tsc_khz * 1000;
+ lpj = (u64)tsc_khz * 1000;
do_div(lpj, HZ);
loops_per_jiffy = lpj;

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