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SubjectRe: [announce] vfs-scale git tree update
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On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 14:11 -0600, Alex Elder wrote:
> 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.


Sorry, that is rather an obvious mistake on my part.
There's a call to d_op->d_revalidate() just below where the dentry
operations are set. I'm tempted to just call the revalidate function
directly since it is always called anyway. But let me check we've done
in the our current of tree autofs patch series first.

>
> -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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