hrtimer_forward() does not check for the possible overflow of timer->expires. This can happen on 64 bit machines with large interval values and results currently in an endless loop in the softirq because the expiry value becomes negative and therefor the timer is expired all the time.
Check for this condition and set the expiry value to the max. expiry time in the future. The fix should be applied to stable kernel series as well. Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <[EMAIL PROTECTED],de> diff --git a/kernel/hrtimer.c b/kernel/hrtimer.c index ec4cb9f..5e7122d 100644 --- a/kernel/hrtimer.c +++ b/kernel/hrtimer.c @@ -644,6 +644,12 @@ hrtimer_forward(struct hrtimer *timer, k orun++; } timer->expires = ktime_add(timer->expires, interval); + /* + * Make sure, that the result did not wrap with a very large + * interval. + */ + if (timer->expires.tv64 < 0) + timer->expires = ktime_set(KTIME_SEC_MAX, 0); return orun; } - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/