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Subject[PATCH 2/3] slab: Fix imbalanced rcu locking
Not sure why the code tries to unlock the rcu. The
only case where slab grabs the lock is around
mem_cgroup_get_kmem_cache() call, which won't result
into calling cache_grow() (that tries to unlock the rcu).

[ BUG: bad unlock balance detected! ]
3.4.0-rc4+ #33 Not tainted
swapper/0/0 is trying to release lock (rcu_read_lock) at:
[<ffffffff8134f0b4>] cache_grow.constprop.63+0xe8/0x371
but there are no more locks to release!

other info that might help us debug this:
no locks held by swapper/0/0.

stack backtrace:
Pid: 0, comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 3.4.0-rc4+ #33
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff8134f0b4>] ? cache_grow.constprop.63+0xe8/0x371
[<ffffffff8134cf09>] print_unlock_inbalance_bug.part.26+0xd1/0xd9
[<ffffffff8134f0b4>] ? cache_grow.constprop.63+0xe8/0x371
[<ffffffff8106865e>] print_unlock_inbalance_bug+0x4e/0x50
[<ffffffff8134f0b4>] ? cache_grow.constprop.63+0xe8/0x371
[<ffffffff8106cb26>] __lock_release+0xd6/0xe0
[<ffffffff8106cb8c>] lock_release+0x5c/0x80
[<ffffffff8134f0cc>] cache_grow.constprop.63+0x100/0x371
[<ffffffff8134f5c6>] cache_alloc_refill+0x289/0x2dc
[<ffffffff810bf682>] ? kmem_cache_alloc+0x92/0x260
[<ffffffff81676a0f>] ? pidmap_init+0x79/0xb2
[<ffffffff810bf842>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x252/0x260
[<ffffffff810bf5f0>] ? kmem_freepages+0x180/0x180
[<ffffffff81676a0f>] pidmap_init+0x79/0xb2
[<ffffffff81667aa3>] start_kernel+0x297/0x2f8
[<ffffffff8166769e>] ? repair_env_string+0x5a/0x5a
[<ffffffff816672fd>] x86_64_start_reservations+0x101/0x105
[<ffffffff816673f1>] x86_64_start_kernel+0xf0/0xf7

Signed-off-by: Anton Vorontsov <>
include/linux/slab_def.h | 2 --
1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/slab_def.h b/include/linux/slab_def.h
index c4f7e45..2d371ae 100644
--- a/include/linux/slab_def.h
+++ b/include/linux/slab_def.h
@@ -245,13 +245,11 @@ mem_cgroup_kmem_cache_prepare_sleep(struct kmem_cache *cachep)
* enabled.
- rcu_read_unlock();

static inline void
mem_cgroup_kmem_cache_finish_sleep(struct kmem_cache *cachep)
- rcu_read_lock();


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