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SubjectRe: BUG: 2.6.26-rc1-git8: NULL reference in drop_buffers
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> >On Sun, 11 May 2008 10:54:29 -0700 Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
> >wrote:
> >
> >>On x86_64, during testing using "stress" package:
> >>
> >>BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000000
> >
> >
> >>IP: [<ffffffff802ad273>] drop_buffers+0x2f/0xfb
> >>PGD 1ee8ad067 PUD 26f19a067 PMD 0
> >>Oops: 0000 [1] SMP
> >>CPU 3
> >>Modules linked in: parport_pc lp parport tg3 cciss ehci_hcd ohci_hcd
> >>uhci_hcd
> >>Pid: 16860, comm: stress Not tainted 2.6.26-rc1-git8 #1
> >>RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff802ad273>] [<ffffffff802ad273>]
> >>drop_buffers+0x2f/0xfb
> >>RSP: 0000:ffff81026bc03a08 EFLAGS: 00010203
> >>RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffffe20008bae680 RCX: ffff81027f490f00
> >>RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff81026bc03a58 RDI: ffffe20008bae680
> >>RBP: ffff81026bc03a38 R08: ffff81026bc03b78 R09: ffff810001103780
> >>R10: ffff81026bc03a08 R11: ffff81026bc03c88 R12: ffffe20008bae680
> >>R13: ffff81027c412850 R14: ffff81026bc03d58 R15: ffff81026bc03a58
> >>FS: 00007fa9e7e416f0(0000) GS:ffff81027f806980(0000)
> >>knlGS:00000000f7f856c0
> >>CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 000000008005003b
> >>CR2: 0000000000000000 CR3: 000000027f973000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
> >>DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
> >>DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
> >>Process stress (pid: 16860, threadinfo ffff81026bc02000, task
> >>ffff81027e424c50)
> >>Stack: ffffe20008bafa68 ffffe20008bae680 ffff81027f490f00
> >>ffff81026bc03a58
> >> ffff81026bc03d58 ffff81026bc03c88 ffff81026bc03a78 ffffffff802ad39f
> >> ffff81027f490f00 ffffe20008b14060 0000000000000000 ffff81027f490f00
> >>Call Trace:
> >> [<ffffffff802ad39f>] try_to_free_buffers+0x60/0xa2
> >> [<ffffffff80267f98>] try_to_release_page+0x3b/0x41
> >> [<ffffffff802719bc>] shrink_page_list+0x457/0x562
> >> [<ffffffff80271bed>] shrink_inactive_list+0x126/0x361
> >> [<ffffffff80271f0d>] shrink_zone+0xe5/0x10a
> >> [<ffffffff8027227d>] try_to_free_pages+0x1ef/0x326
> >> [<ffffffff80270f4b>] ? isolate_pages_global+0x0/0x34
> >> [<ffffffff8026d843>] __alloc_pages_internal+0x25a/0x3ad
> >> [<ffffffff8026d9ac>] __alloc_pages+0xb/0xd
> >> [<ffffffff80277759>] handle_mm_fault+0x238/0x6d0
> >> [<ffffffff8053d9c4>] do_page_fault+0x438/0x7de
> >> [<ffffffff8053b999>] error_exit+0x0/0x51
> >>
> >>
> >>Code: 41 57 49 89 f7 41 56 41 55 41 54 49 89 fc 53 48 83 ec 08 48 8b 07
> >>25 00 08 00 00 48 85 c0 75 04 0f 0b eb fe 4c 8b 6f 10 4c 89 ea <48> 8b 02
> >>25 00 08 00 00 48 85 c0 74 10 49 8b 44 24 18 48 85 c0
> >>RIP [<ffffffff802ad273>] drop_buffers+0x2f/0xfb
> >> RSP <ffff81026bc03a08>
> >>CR2: 0000000000000000
> >>Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception
> >
> >Seems that local variable `bh' is NULL.
> >
> >I wonder what the heck we did to cause that. Which filesystems were in
> >use?
>
> ext3, nfs, and the usual procfs, sysfs, and tmpfs.
Hmm, the page doesn't look like one from ext3 or nfs because they have
their private releasepage() calls... In theory it could also be a single
bit error setting PagePrivate bit but that's just a last resort hope ;)
I don't have better explanation though.

> Also in the kernel: debugfs, usbfs, inotifyfs, configfs, ramfs,
> hugetlbfs, msdos, vfat, iso9660, and rootfs.

Honza
--
Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
SuSE CR Labs


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