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Subject[021/156] tracing: Fix warning in s_next of trace file ops
2.6.33-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Lai Jiangshan <>

commit ac91d85456372a90af5b85eb6620fd2efb1e431b upstream.

This warning in s_next() can be triggered by lseek():
[<c018b3f7>] ? s_next+0x77/0x80
[<c013e3c1>] warn_slowpath_common+0x81/0xa0
[<c018b3f7>] ? s_next+0x77/0x80
[<c013e3fa>] warn_slowpath_null+0x1a/0x20
[<c018b3f7>] s_next+0x77/0x80
[<c01efa77>] traverse+0x117/0x200
[<c01eff13>] seq_lseek+0xa3/0x120
[<c01efe70>] ? seq_lseek+0x0/0x120
[<c01d7081>] vfs_llseek+0x41/0x50
[<c01d8116>] sys_llseek+0x66/0xa0
[<c0102bd0>] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x26

The iterator "leftover" variable is zeroed in the opening of the trace
file. But lseek can call s_start() which will call s_next() without
reseting the "leftover" variable back to zero, which might trigger
the WARN_ON_ONCE(iter->leftover) that is in s_next().

Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <>
LKML-Reference: <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

kernel/trace/trace.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -1628,6 +1628,7 @@ static void *s_start(struct seq_file *m,


+ iter->leftover = 0;
for (p = iter; p && l < *pos; p = s_next(m, p, &l))

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