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SubjectRe: 2.6.16-rc6-mm2
Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jun 2006, Cedric Le Goater wrote:
>
>> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000007 RIP:
>> [<ffffffff8025b017>] dec_zone_page_state+0x1/0x5b
>
> Seems that req->wb_page may be NULL.
>
> This patch may fix it but we may miss an unstable page then. We may
> have to move the decrement of NR_UNSTABLE to a different location when
> wb_page is still valid.
>
> Index: linux-2.6.17-rc6-cl/fs/nfs/write.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.17-rc6-cl.orig/fs/nfs/write.c 2006-06-12 13:37:47.321243148 -0700
> +++ linux-2.6.17-rc6-cl/fs/nfs/write.c 2006-06-12 15:13:48.020908204 -0700
> @@ -1419,7 +1419,8 @@ static void nfs_commit_done(struct rpc_t
> nfs_mark_request_dirty(req);
> next:
> nfs_clear_page_writeback(req);
> - dec_zone_page_state(req->wb_page, NR_UNSTABLE);
> + if (req->wb_page)
> + dec_zone_page_state(req->wb_page, NR_UNSTABLE);
> }
> }

thanks for the patch ! I gave it a try but req->wb_page seems bogus ?



general protection fault: 0000 [1] SMP
last sysfs file: /class/vc/vcsa3/dev
CPU 1
Modules linked in: autofs4 nfs lockd sunrpc joydev sony_acpi button battery
ac uhci_hcd ehci_hcd tg3 sg ext3 jbd ata_piix libata
Pid: 2456, comm: rpciod/1 Not tainted 2.6.17-rc6-mm2 #2
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff8025b017>] [<ffffffff8025b017>]
dec_zone_page_state+0x1/0x5b
RSP: 0018:ffff81014022dda8 EFLAGS: 00010202
RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff810140419408 RCX: ffff810140419450
RDX: 0000000000000006 RSI: 0000000000000007 RDI: 6b6b6b6b6b6b6b6b
RBP: ffff81014022ddd8 R08: ffff81013ef08b70 R09: 0000000000000000
R10: ffff810140419408 R11: 0000000000000060 R12: ffff81013d7c2668
R13: ffff81013d7c2670 R14: 0000000000000283 R15: ffff81013d7c2670
FS: 0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff810142c82238(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0018 ES: 0018 CR0: 000000008005003b
CR2: 0000000000703ba8 CR3: 000000013dd32000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
Process rpciod/1 (pid: 2456, threadinfo ffff81014022c000, task
ffff810140c8e0c0)
Stack: ffff81014022ddd8 ffffffff880eab24 0000000000000000 ffff81013d7c2670
ffff81013d7c2740 0000000000000000 ffff81014022ddf8 ffffffff880a5a51
ffff81013d7c2670 ffff81013d7c2670
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff880eab24>] :nfs:nfs_commit_done+0x191/0x19f
[<ffffffff880a5a51>] :sunrpc:rpc_exit_task+0x2a/0x6c
[<ffffffff880a5f98>] :sunrpc:__rpc_execute+0x99/0x1e0
[<ffffffff880a60e8>] :sunrpc:rpc_async_schedule+0x9/0xb
[<ffffffff8023c72e>] run_workqueue+0xa8/0xef
[<ffffffff880a60df>] :sunrpc:rpc_async_schedule+0x0/0xb
[<ffffffff8023c775>] worker_thread+0x0/0x12f
[<ffffffff8023c871>] worker_thread+0xfc/0x12f
[<ffffffff80225eca>] default_wake_function+0x0/0xf
[<ffffffff80225eca>] default_wake_function+0x0/0xf
[<ffffffff8023c775>] worker_thread+0x0/0x12f
[<ffffffff8023f92c>] kthread+0xd0/0xfc
[<ffffffff8020a33a>] child_rip+0x8/0x12
[<ffffffff8023f85c>] kthread+0x0/0xfc
[<ffffffff8020a332>] child_rip+0x0/0x12


Code: 48 0f b6 47 07 48 89 e5 4c 8b 0c c5 80 2b 80 80 9c 41 58 fa
RIP [<ffffffff8025b017>] dec_zone_page_state+0x1/0x5b
RSP <ffff81014022dda8>
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