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SubjectRe: [announce] vfs-scale git tree update
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On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 12:15 +0800, Ian Kent wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 11:59 +0800, Ian Kent wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-01-11 at 11:57 -0600, Alex Elder wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2011-01-11 at 08:51 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 8:34 AM, Alex Elder <aelder@sgi.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > FYI, when using this code, as merged by Linus, I hit the
> > > > > BUG_ON() at the beginning of d_set_d_op() when it's called
> > > > > by autofs4_dir_mkdir(). I managed to work around it by
> > > > > just commenting out those BUG_ON() calls but it's something
> > > > > that ought to get addressed properly.
> > > >
> > > > Yeah, removing the BUG_ON() isn't the right thing to do - it means
> > > > that autofs4 is obviously setting the dentry ops twice for the same
> > > > dentry.
> > > >
> > > > Possibly the thing could be relaxed to allow setting the _same_ d_op
> > > > pointer, ie do something like
> > > >
> > > > if (dentry->d_op == op)
> > > > return;
> > > >
> > > > at the top of that function. But looking at it, I don't think that
> > > > fixes the autofs4 issue.
> > >
> > > That's easy enough, but it seems everybody else ensures
> > > this gets done just once per dentry, and it would be nice
> > > to preserve that "tightness" if possible.
> > >
> > > > The fact that autofs4 does "d_add()" before it sets the d_ops (or
> > > > other dentry state, for that matter) looks a bit scary. To me that
> > > > smells like it might get a dentry lookup hit before it's actually
> > > > fully done.
> > >
> > > Agreed.
> >
> > Isn't the parent i_mutex held during mkdir()?
> > Still the order can be changed, of course.
> >
> > >
> > > > Does it make any difference if you move the various d_add() calls down
> > > > to the end of the functions to when the "dentry" has really been
> > > > instantiated?
> > >
> > > Looking at it quickly, I don't think that would matter for
> > > the case at hand. I.e., that might be safer but it doesn't
> > > address the fact that these fields are getting initialized
> > > multiple times.
> >
> > Yeah, a hangover from changes done over time.
> > Not setting the dentry op in ->lookup() should fix this.
>
> Could you try this patch please.

OK, sorry for the delay. I tried the patch. I applied
it against 4162cf64973df51fc885825bc9ca4d055891c49f,
which is the linus/master branch I had on hand. This
time I got a different failure due to a null pointer
dereference. Console capture below. I can log
in still but the boot sequence never got to the
login prompt on the console as it normally does.

-Alex

> autofs4 - dont set dentry op in ->lookup()

. . .
Starting smartd
done
Starting network time protocol daemon (NTPD)
done
Starting automount BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference
at 0000000000000010
IP: [<ffffffffa0296744>] autofs4_lookup+0x3dd/0x4a7 [autofs4]
PGD 0
Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
last sysfs
file: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:08:01.0/local_cpus
CPU 2
Modules linked in: autofs4 binfmt_misc nfs lockd nfs_acl auth_rpcgss
sunrpc ib_ipoib ib_cm ib_sa ipv6 mperf ib_uverbs ib_umad iw_cxgb3 cxgb3
mdio mlx4_ib mlx4_core microcode fuse loop dm_mod sr_mod cdrom ib_mthca
ib_mad e1000e mptfc scsi_transport_fc scsi_tgt ib_core shpchp
usb_storage i5k_amb pci_hotplug rtc_cmos rtc_core iTCO_wdt rtc_lib
tpm_tis i2c_i801 i2c_core ioatdma dca tpm i5000_edac iTCO_vendor_support
edac_core pcspkr container button joydev tpm_bios serio_raw sg usbhid
hid uhci_hcd ehci_hcd sd_mod crc_t10dif usbcore ext3 jbd mbcache piix
edd xfs exportfs fan thermal processor thermal_sys hwmon ide_generic
ide_core sata_nv megaraid_sas mptsas mptscsih mptbase scsi_transport_sas
ata_piix ahci libahci libata scsi_mod

Pid: 3880, comm: automount Not tainted 2.6.37-alex #1
X7DGT-INF/AltixXE310
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa0296744>] [<ffffffffa0296744>] autofs4_lookup
+0x3dd/0x4a7 [autofs4]
RSP: 0018:ffff88011f7a3b88 EFLAGS: 00010202
RAX: 0000000000000002 RBX: ffff880117faeb40 RCX: 0000000000000011
RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff88011ecfcb38 RDI: ffff88011ecfcb38
RBP: ffff88011f7a3c38 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: ffff88011ed41578
R10: ffff880120f4c007 R11: 000000000000343e R12: ffff880117fae9f8
R13: ffff88011ecfcb00 R14: 0000000000000001 R15: ffff88011ecfcb00
FS: 00007ffb9915a950(0000) GS:ffff8800cfd00000(0000)
knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: 0000000000000010 CR3: 000000011e7d1000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
Process automount (pid: 3880, threadinfo ffff88011f7a2000, task
ffff880124628480)
Stack:
ffff88011f7a3c08 0000000000000011 ffff88012ffd9e00 ffff88011f7a3db8
ffff880120247050 ffff8800cfd0e0e0 ffff880117faeb40 0000000000000000
00000001249405f8 ffff880117faebc0 ffff88011ecfcb38 00000011dc2bc535
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff810e86fb>] ? d_alloc+0x165/0x1bd
[<ffffffff810de19e>] d_alloc_and_lookup+0x49/0x68
[<ffffffff810de34c>] do_lookup+0x18f/0x23a
[<ffffffff810e07a9>] link_path_walk+0x5ad/0xa90
[<ffffffff810e0edd>] do_path_lookup+0x4b/0x107
[<ffffffff810e1973>] user_path_at+0x52/0x8c
[<ffffffff810d91fe>] ? cp_new_stat+0xe2/0xee
[<ffffffff810e7525>] ? dput+0x25/0x23e
[<ffffffff810d93bc>] vfs_fstatat+0x35/0x62
[<ffffffff810d94cb>] vfs_stat+0x16/0x18
[<ffffffff810d94e7>] sys_newstat+0x1a/0x3b
[<ffffffff8100293b>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
Code: 47 60 48 85 c0 74 14 48 8b 00 48 85 c0 74 0c 48 8b b5 68 ff ff ff
4c 89 ff ff d0 48 8b bd 78 ff ff ff e8 79 c1 03 e1 48 8b 55 88 <f6> 42
10 04 74 76 65 48 8b 14 25 80 b5 00 00 48 8b 42 08 48 8b
RIP [<ffffffffa0296744>] autofs4_lookup+0x3dd/0x4a7 [autofs4]
RSP <ffff88011f7a3b88>
CR2: 0000000000000010
---[ end trace 6655d1f57e42cf9e ]---
Starting mail service (Postfix)
done
Starting CRON daemon
done
eth0: no IPv6 routers present




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