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SubjectRe: [BUG?] [Ext4] INFO: suspicious rcu_dereference_check() usage
On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 08:30:24AM -0500, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 07:26:11PM +0800, Arun Bhanu wrote:
> > I saw this in kernel log messages while testing 2.6.37-rc2. I think it
> > appeared while mounting an external hard-disk. I can't seem to
> > reproduce it.
>
> I could be wrong but this looks like it's a bug in mm/migrate.c in
> migrate_page_move_mapping(): it is calling radix_tree_lookup_slot()
> without first taking an rcu_read_lock().
>
> It was triggered by a memory allocation out of ext4_fill_super(),
> which then triggered a memory compaction/migration, but I don't
> believe it's otherwise related to the ext4 code.
>
> Over to the linux-mm folks for confirmation...

I think it's no problem.

That's because migration always holds lock_page on the file page.
So the page couldn't remove from radix.


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Kind regards,
Minchan Kim


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