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Subject[PATCH] loop: queue_lock NULL pointer derefence in blk_throtl_exit
$ sudo mount -o loop -o umask=0 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

$ sudo modprobe -r loop

results in oops:

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000004
IP: [<ffffffff812479d4>] do_raw_spin_lock+0x14/0x122
Process modprobe (pid: 6189, threadinfo ffff88009a898000, task ffff880154a88000)
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff81486788>] _raw_spin_lock_irq+0x4a/0x51
[<ffffffff8123404b>] ? blk_throtl_exit+0x3b/0xa0
[<ffffffff8105b120>] ? cancel_delayed_work_sync+0xd/0xf
[<ffffffff8123404b>] blk_throtl_exit+0x3b/0xa0
[<ffffffff81229bc8>] blk_release_queue+0x21/0x65
[<ffffffff8123bb06>] kobject_release+0x51/0x66
[<ffffffff8123bab5>] ? kobject_release+0x0/0x66
[<ffffffff8123ce1e>] kref_put+0x43/0x4d
[<ffffffff8123ba27>] kobject_put+0x47/0x4b
[<ffffffff8122717c>] blk_cleanup_queue+0x56/0x5b
[<ffffffffa01c3824>] loop_exit+0x68/0x844 [loop]
[<ffffffff8107cccc>] sys_delete_module+0x1e8/0x25b
[<ffffffff814864c9>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0x3a/0x3f
[<ffffffff81002112>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

because of an attempt to acquire NULL queue_lock.
I added the same lines as in blk_queue_make_request -
`fall back to embedded per-queue lock'.

Signed-off-by: Sergey Senozhatsky <>


drivers/block/loop.c | 3 +++
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/loop.c b/drivers/block/loop.c
index 44e18c0..49e6a54 100644
--- a/drivers/block/loop.c
+++ b/drivers/block/loop.c
@@ -1641,6 +1641,9 @@ out:

static void loop_free(struct loop_device *lo)
+ if (!lo->lo_queue->queue_lock)
+ lo->lo_queue->queue_lock = &lo->lo_queue->__queue_lock;

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