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SubjectRe: BUG: 2.6.26-rc1-git8: NULL reference in drop_buffers
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?



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