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SubjectRe: [lockdep] b09be676e0 BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 000001f2

* Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 7:06 AM, Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > This patch triggers a NULL-dereference bug at update_stack_state().
> > Although its parent commit also has a NULL-dereference bug, however
> > the call stack looks rather different. Both dmesg files are attached.
> >
> > It also triggers this warning, which is being discussed in another
> > thread, so CC Josh. The full dmesg attached, too.
> >
> > Please press Enter to activate this console.
> > [ 138.605622] WARNING: kernel stack regs at be299c9a in procd:340 has bad 'bp' value 000001be
> > [ 138.605627] unwind stack type:0 next_sp: (null) mask:0x2 graph_idx:0
> > [ 138.605631] be299c9a: 299ceb00 (0x299ceb00)
> > [ 138.605633] be299c9e: 2281f1be (0x2281f1be)
> > [ 138.605634] be299ca2: 299cebb6 (0x299cebb6)
> >
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git master
> >
> > commit b09be676e0ff25bd6d2e7637e26d349f9109ad75
> > locking/lockdep: Implement the 'crossrelease' feature
>
> Can we consider just reverting the crossrelease thing?

Yes, I'll do that tomorrow. I was always a bit unhappy about cross-release,
because it breaks the 'owner task owns the lock' model. Plus I don't think
we found that many real bugs with it - in a 20+ years old, 15+ MLOC code
base that never run with such a debugging facility enabled.

Thanks,

Ingo

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