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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RT] Dereference pointer to cpu id, not to address of CPUID
On Freitag, 7. November 2008, Sven-Thorsten Dietrich wrote:
> This patch applies to 2.6.25-rt, 2.6.26-rt and 2.6.27-rt
>
> From: Sven-Thorsten Dietrich <sdietrich@suse.de>
> Subject: Dereference pointer to cpu id, when evaluating condition.
>
> Without dereferencing, the condition always evaluates to true.
>
> Signed-off-by: Sven-Thorsten Dietrich <sdietrich@suse.de>
> ---
> mm/slab.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> --- a/mm/slab.c
> +++ b/mm/slab.c
> @@ -2033,7 +2033,7 @@ slab_destroy(struct kmem_cache *cachep,
> } else {
> kmem_freepages(cachep, addr);
> if (OFF_SLAB(cachep)) {
> - if (this_cpu)
> + if (*this_cpu)
> __cache_free(cachep->slabp_cache, slabp, this_cpu);
> else
> kmem_cache_free(cachep->slabp_cache, slabp);

When I use this patch, I get the following (architecture is PowerPC MPC5200B):

Oops: Exception in kernel mode, sig: 5 [#1]
PREEMPT ksp0058
Modules linked in:
NIP: c01bdda4 LR: c006f60c CTR: 00000000
REGS: c1845db0 TRAP: 0700 Not tainted (2.6.26.7-rt11-ptx-trunk)
MSR: 00021032 <ME,IR,DR> CR: 82002028 XER: 00000000
TASK = c183b0b0[15] 'events/0' THREAD: c1844000
GPR00: 00000001 c1845e60 c183b0b0 c028ac60 c1a23de0 00009032 c02ca680 c02d6000
GPR08: c183b0b0 00000001 c028ac60 c183b0b0 c1a35000 ffffffff 01ffe000 ffffffff
GPR16: 00000001 c027d000 c026019c c0260000 c026019c c1821f98 00000000 00000002
GPR24: 00100100 00200200 c1800540 c028ac60 c1844000 c028ac60 c1802490 c1802480
NIP [c01bdda4] rt_spin_lock_slowlock+0x5c/0x26c
LR [c006f60c] kmem_cache_free+0x30/0x5c
Call Trace:
[c1845e60] [c01bbea0] preempt_schedule_irq+0x70/0xa0 (unreliable)
[c1845ed0] [c006f60c] kmem_cache_free+0x30/0x5c
[c1845f00] [c006fb58] drain_freelist+0x88/0x108
[c1845f40] [c0070f4c] cache_reap+0x100/0x140
[c1845f60] [c002fe84] run_workqueue+0x13c/0x240
[c1845f90] [c0030620] worker_thread+0x74/0xd4
[c1845fd0] [c0034468] kthread+0x48/0x84
[c1845ff0] [c000fcdc] kernel_thread+0x44/0x60
Instruction dump:
543c0024 813c000c 39290001 913c000c 80030004 2f800000 419e01f4 801b0010
5400003a 7c001278 7c000034 5400d97e <0f000000> 38800001 7f63db78 83220000
Oops: Exception in kernel mode, sig: 5 [#2]
PREEMPT ksp0058
Modules linked in:
NIP: c01bdda4 LR: c006f60c CTR: 00000000
REGS: c1845ab0 TRAP: 0700 Tainted: G D (2.6.26.7-rt11-ptx-trunk)
MSR: 00021032 <ME,IR,DR> CR: 84008048 XER: 20000000
TASK = c183b0b0[15] 'events/0' THREAD: c1844000
GPR00: 00000001 c1845b60 c183b0b0 c028ac60 c1842580 00001032 c0260148 c0260144
GPR08: c183b0b0 00000002 c028ac60 c183b0b0 c1835710 ffffffff 01ffe000 ffffffff
GPR16: 00000001 c027d000 c026019c c0260000 c026019c c1821f98 c0020000 c0280000
GPR24: c0280000 c1844000 c1842580 c028ac60 c1844000 c028ac60 c1835580 c183b0b0
NIP [c01bdda4] rt_spin_lock_slowlock+0x5c/0x26c
LR [c006f60c] kmem_cache_free+0x30/0x5c
Call Trace:
[c1845b60] [0000000f] 0xf (unreliable)
[c1845bd0] [c006f60c] kmem_cache_free+0x30/0x5c
[c1845c00] [c001aae0] __cleanup_sighand+0x34/0x44
[c1845c10] [c001fefc] release_task+0x23c/0x3b4
[c1845c50] [c00214b4] do_exit+0x5e8/0x66c
[c1845c90] [c000de78] kernel_bad_stack+0x0/0x4c
[c1845cb0] [c000e128] _exception+0x16c/0x180
[c1845da0] [c00104e8] ret_from_except_full+0x0/0x4c
--- Exception: 700 at rt_spin_lock_slowlock+0x5c/0x26c
LR = kmem_cache_free+0x30/0x5c
[c1845e60] [c01bbea0] preempt_schedule_irq+0x70/0xa0 (unreliable)
[c1845ed0] [c006f60c] kmem_cache_free+0x30/0x5c
[c1845f00] [c006fb58] drain_freelist+0x88/0x108
[c1845f40] [c0070f4c] cache_reap+0x100/0x140
[c1845f60] [c002fe84] run_workqueue+0x13c/0x240
[c1845f90] [c0030620] worker_thread+0x74/0xd4
[c1845fd0] [c0034468] kthread+0x48/0x84
[c1845ff0] [c000fcdc] kernel_thread+0x44/0x60
Instruction dump:
543c0024 813c000c 39290001 913c000c 80030004 2f800000 419e01f4 801b0010
5400003a 7c001278 7c000034 5400d97e <0f000000> 38800001 7f63db78 83220000

It happens immediately after the system shows the login prompt.

jbe

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