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Re: [dm-devel] [BUG REPORT] Kernel panic on 3.9.0-rc7-4-gbb33db7



On Thu, Apr 18 2013, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Jens Axboe <axboe kernel dk> wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 18 2013, Tejun Heo wrote:
> >> On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 10:39:00AM -0700, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Yep, thanks Linus for that hint... Must be someone abusing it for a
> >> > flag field post submission? Crazy.
> >>
> >> Let's hope that's not the case because there'll be blood if it is. :)
> >
> > Yeah, it's beyond the amount of crazy I've come to expect from various
> > random users of IO interfaces :-)
> 
> I think it's more likely to be some use-after-free after a long timeout.
> 
> Wanlong says it happens a few minutes after boot, so maybe something
> times out a command, does the blk_complete_request(), and free's the
> bio, which gets re-used before the softirq actually ends up running.
> 
> I note that Wanlong uses the SLAB allocator, not the SLUB one. I
> wonder if the thing goes away with SLUB, and if not, if
> CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG_ON=y might help debug it?

Hmm dunno. It happens right after we've completed the bio, which touches
a lot of fields too. bi_bdev sits between bi_next (which we definitely
used) and bi_flags.

But adding slab use-after-free debugging would show for sure.

-- 
Jens Axboe


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