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SubjectRe: tty_ldisc_try_get(): BUG kmalloc-8: Poison overwritten

* Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:

> --- a/drivers/char/tty_ldisc.c
> +++ b/drivers/char/tty_ldisc.c
> @@ -361,6 +361,7 @@ void tty_ldisc_deref(struct tty_ldisc *ld)
> unsigned long flags;
>
> BUG_ON(ld == NULL);
> + WARN_ON_ONCE(ld->refcount == (int)0xa56b6b6b);
>
> spin_lock_irqsave(&tty_ldisc_lock, flags);

this does trigger:

[ 70.198553] PM: Adding info for No Bus:vcsa2
[ 70.223956] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[ 70.233266] warning: `sudo' uses deprecated v2 capabilities in a way that may be insecure.
[ 70.242894] WARNING: at drivers/char/tty_ldisc.c:364 tty_ldisc_deref+0x30/0x90()
[ 70.242894] Modules linked in:
[ 70.242894] Pid: 4252, comm: modprobe Not tainted 2.6.30-tip #746
[ 70.242894] Call Trace:
[ 70.242894] [<413da1b0>] ? tty_ldisc_deref+0x30/0x90
[ 70.242894] [<41035c79>] warn_slowpath_common+0x49/0x60
[ 70.242894] [<41035c9d>] warn_slowpath_null+0xd/0x10
[ 70.242894] [<413da1b0>] tty_ldisc_deref+0x30/0x90
[ 70.242894] [<413d53ee>] tty_write+0x8e/0xa0
[ 70.242894] [<413d545f>] redirected_tty_write+0x5f/0x70
[ 70.242894] [<410b9002>] vfs_write+0x82/0xe0
[ 70.242894] [<413d5400>] ? redirected_tty_write+0x0/0x70
[ 70.242894] [<410b90fb>] sys_write+0x3b/0x60
[ 70.242894] [<4100388f>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x3c
[ 70.242894] [<4104007b>] ? timer_stats_timer_set_start_info+0xb/0x10
[ 70.242894] [<4104007b>] ? timer_stats_timer_set_start_info+0xb/0x10
[ 70.242894] ---[ end trace 03c5764c731fa31f ]---
[ 71.663044] device: 'vcs7': device_add

i suspect the swarm of mingetty's starting up during bootup is
triggering some race.

Ingo


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