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    SubjectRe: kmemcheck caught read from freed memory (cfq_free_io_context)
    On Wed, Apr 02 2008, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    > On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 13:14 +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
    > > On Wed, Apr 02 2008, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    > > > On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 13:07 +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
    > > > > On Wed, Apr 02 2008, Pekka Enberg wrote:
    > > > > > Hi Paul,
    > > > > >
    > > > > > On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Paul E. McKenney
    > > > > > <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
    > > > > > > I will check this when I get back to some bandwidth -- but in the meantime,
    > > > > > > does kmemcheck special-case SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU? It is legal to access
    > > > > > > newly-freed items in that case, as long as you did rcu_read_lock()
    > > > > > > before gaining a reference to them and don't hold the reference past
    > > > > > > the matching rcu_read_unlock().
    > > > > >
    > > > > > No, kmemcheck is work in progress and does not know about
    > > > > > SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU yet. The reason I asked Vegard to post the warning
    > > > > > was because Peter, Vegard, and myself identified this particular
    > > > > > warning as a real problem. But yeah, kmemcheck can cause false
    > > > > > positives for RCU for now.
    > > > >
    > > > > Makes sense, and to me Pauls analysis of the code looks totally correct
    > > > > - there's no bug there, at least related to hlist traversal and
    > > > > kmem_cache_free(), since we are under rcu_read_lock() and thus hold off
    > > > > the grace for freeing.
    > > >
    > > > but what holds off the slab allocator re-issueing that same object and
    > > > someone else writing other stuff into it?
    > >
    > > Nothing, that's how rcu destry works here. But for the validation to be
    > > WRONG radix_tree_lookup(..., old_key) must return cic for new_key, not
    > > NULL.
    > >
    >
    >
    > A B C
    >
    > cfq_cic_lookup(cfqd_1, ioc)
    >
    > rcu_read_lock()
    > cic = radix_tree_lookup(, cfqd_q);
    >
    > cfq_cic_free()
    >
    > cfq_cic_link(cfqd_2, ioc,)
    >
    > rcu_read_unlock()
    >
    >
    > and now we have that:
    >
    > cic->key == cfqd_2
    >
    >
    > I'm not seeing anything stopping this from happening.

    I don't follow your A-B-C here, what do they refer to?

    --
    Jens Axboe



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