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SubjectRe: [PATCH] qdisc oops fix
jamal wrote:

>This is a different problem from previous one posted.
>Theres a small window (exposed given that you are provisioning a lot
>of qdiscs and running traffic at the same time) that an incoming packet
>interupt will cause the BUG().
>GFP_ATOMIC will fix it, but i wonder if it appropriate.
This is a 2.4 kernel, correct?

>>With many rules (~5000 classes and ~3500 qdiscs and ~50000 filters)
>>the kernel oopses in slab.c:1128.
This check?
if (in_interrupt() && (flags & SLAB_LEVEL_MASK) != SLAB_ATOMIC)
It's triggered, because someone does something like
p = kmalloc(,GFP_KERNEL);

I don't like the proposed fix: usually code that calls
kmalloc(,GFP_KERNEL) assumes that it runs at process space, e.g. uses
semaphores, or non-bh spinlocks, etc.
slab just happens to contain a test that complains about illegal calls.

>>Trace; c0127e0f <kmalloc+eb/110>
>>Trace; c01d3cac <qdisc_create_dflt+20/bc>
>>Trace; d081ecc7 <END_OF_CODE+1054ff0f/????>
>>Trace; c01d5265 <tc_ctl_tclass+1cd/214>
>>Trace; d0820600 <END_OF_CODE+10551848/????>
>>Trace; c01d27e4 <rtnetlink_rcv+298/3bc>
>>Trace; c01d0605 <__neigh_event_send+89/1b4>
>>Trace; c01d7cd4 <netlink_data_ready+1c/60>
>>Trace; c01d7730 <netlink_unicast+230/278>
>>Trace; c01d7b73 <netlink_sendmsg+1fb/20c>
>>Trace; c01c79d5 <sock_sendmsg+69/88>
>>Trace; c01c8b48 <sys_sendmsg+18c/1e8>
>>Trace; c0120010 <map_user_kiobuf+8/f8>
I don't understand the backtrace. Were any modules loaded? Perhaps
0xd081ecc7 is a module.

I'd add a
if(in_interrupt()) show_stack(NULL);
into qdisc_create_dflt(), and try to reproduce the bug without modules.


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