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SubjectRe: [OOPS s390] Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference at virtual kernel address (null)
On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 08:48:40PM -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Here's an oops that was reported to Debian[1]. It cannot be
> reproduced on demand but it is reproducible with enough time. It did
> not appear on v2.6.32; it does appear on Debian 2.6.38-3 (which is
> based on gregkh's v2.6.38.2) and pristine v2.6.39-rc3, so looks like
> a regression.
>
> Stephen Powell wrote:
>
> > I installed linux-image-2.6.38-2-s390x version 2.6.38-3 on my up-to-date Wheezy
> > system today. It runs in a virtual machine under z/VM 5.4.0 running in an LPAR
> > on an IBM z/890. It IPLed just fine. After the IPL, the system fell idle for a while.
> > Then a CRON job kicked off, which caused a page fault, which caused a kernel oops.
> > Here is the log:
> >
> > [ 2697.934752] Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference at virtual kernel address (null)
> > [ 2697.982153] Oops: 0004 [#1] SMP
> > [ 2698.001730] Modules linked in: nfsd exportfs nfs lockd fscache nfs_acl auth_rpcgss sunrpc loop qeth_l3 qeth vmur ccwgroup ext3 jbd mbcache dm_mod dasd_eckd_mod dasd_diag_mod dasd_mod
> > [ 2698.003407] CPU: 0 Not tainted 2.6.38-2-s390x #1
> > [ 2698.003430] Process cron (pid: 1106, task: 000000001f962f78, ksp: 000000001fa0f9d0)
> > [ 2698.003455] Krnl PSW : 0404200180000000 000000000002c03e (pfault_interrupt+0xa2/0x138)
> > [ 2698.021870] R:0 T:1 IO:0 EX:0 Key:0 M:1 W:0 P:0 AS:0 CC:2 PM:0 EA:3
> > [ 2698.021902] Krnl GPRS: 0000000000000000 0000000000000001 0000000000000000 0000000000000001
> > [ 2698.021943] 000000001f962f78 0000000000518968 0000000090000002 000000001ff03280
> > [ 2698.021979] 0000000000000000 000000000064f000 000000001f962f78 0000000000002603
> > [ 2698.022016] 0000000006002603 0000000000000000 000000001ff7fe68 000000001ff7fe48
> > [ 2698.022096] Krnl Code: 000000000002c036: 5820d010 l %r2,16(%r13)
> > [ 2698.051390] 000000000002c03a: 1832 lr %r3,%r2
> > [ 2698.051407] 000000000002c03c: 1a31 ar %r3,%r1
> > [ 2698.051430] >000000000002c03e: ba23d010 cs %r2,%r3,16(%r13)
> > [ 2698.051448] 000000000002c042: a744fffc brc 4,2c03a
> > [ 2698.051466] 000000000002c046: a7290002 lghi %r2,2
> > [ 2698.051486] 000000000002c04a: e320d0000024 stg %r2,0(%r13)
> > [ 2698.051502] 000000000002c050: 07f0 bcr 15,%r0
> > [ 2698.051514] Call Trace:
> > [ 2698.051521] ([<000000001f962f78>] 0x1f962f78)
> > [ 2698.051537] [<000000000001acda>] do_extint+0xf6/0x138
> > [ 2698.051555] [<000000000039b6ca>] ext_no_vtime+0x30/0x34
> > [ 2698.052373] [<000000007d706e04>] 0x7d706e04
> > [ 2698.052387] Last Breaking-Event-Address:
> > [ 2698.052395] [<0000000000000000>] 0x0
> > [ 2698.052406]
> > [ 2698.053263] Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
> > [ 2698.053316] CPU: 0 Tainted: G D 2.6.38-2-s390x #1
> > [ 2698.053502] Process cron (pid: 1106, task: 000000001f962f78, ksp: 000000001fa0f9d0)
> > [ 2698.053516] 0000000000000000 000000001ff7fa70 0000000000000002 0000000000000000
> > [ 2698.053539] 000000001ff7fb10 000000001ff7fa88 000000001ff7fa88 0000000000397b9e
> > [ 2698.053576] 0000000000000001 0000000000000000 000000001ff03280 0000000000000000
> > [ 2698.053623] 0000000000000008 0000000000000000 000000000000000e 0000000000000078
> > [ 2698.053674] 000000001ff7faf0 0000000000011b36 000000001ff7fa70 000000001ff7fab8
> > [ 2698.053740] Call Trace:
> > [ 2698.053762] ([<0000000000011a60>] show_trace+0x5c/0xa4)
> > [ 2698.053801] [<00000000003979de>] panic+0x9e/0x214
> > [ 2698.054443] [<0000000000012046>] die+0x15e/0x170
> > [ 2698.054485] [<000000000002c5d6>] do_no_context+0xd6/0xe0
> > [ 2698.054529] [<000000000002cd52>] do_protection_exception+0x46/0x2a0
> > [ 2698.054577] [<000000000039b208>] pgm_exit+0x0/0x4
> > [ 2698.054627] [<000000000002c03e>] pfault_interrupt+0xa2/0x138
> > [ 2698.054679] ([<000000001f962f78>] 0x1f962f78)
> > [ 2698.056408] [<000000000001acda>] do_extint+0xf6/0x138
> > [ 2698.056424] [<000000000039b6ca>] ext_no_vtime+0x30/0x34
> > [ 2698.056439] [<000000007d706e04>] 0x7d706e04
> > HCPGIR450W CP entered; disabled wait PSW 00020001 80000000 00000000 0001DE26
> [...]
>
> > On Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:48:56 -0400 (EDT), Stephen Powell wrote:
>
> >> The problem appears to be fixed in the latest vanilla upstream kernel
> >> source, which at the time of this writing is 2.6.39-rc3.
> >> ...
> >
> > Oops! I spoke too soon. I checked the server before I went to bed
> > last night, and it was still up at that time; but when I got up this
> > morning I checked it again, and it had crashed during the night with
> > the same protection exception at the same offset in the same function.
> > That's the trouble with these kind of bugs.
>
> Ideas?

I guess this is caused by a bug in the module protection code for s390
which went into 2.6.38. Can you try if the following patch fixes it?

--Jan

Signed-off-by: Jan Glauber <jang@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
arch/s390/mm/pageattr.c | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
--- a/arch/s390/mm/pageattr.c
+++ b/arch/s390/mm/pageattr.c
@@ -24,12 +24,13 @@ static void change_page_attr(unsigned lo
WARN_ON_ONCE(1);
continue;
}
- ptep = pte_offset_kernel(pmdp, addr + i * PAGE_SIZE);
+ ptep = pte_offset_kernel(pmdp, addr);

pte = *ptep;
pte = set(pte);
- ptep_invalidate(&init_mm, addr + i * PAGE_SIZE, ptep);
+ ptep_invalidate(&init_mm, addr, ptep);
*ptep = pte;
+ addr += PAGE_SIZE;
}
}

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