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SubjectRe: [ 07/48] mm: fix slab->page _count corruption when using slub
On Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 08:46:12PM -0300, Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 01, 2012 at 06:20:13PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > 3.2-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> >
> > ------------------
> >
> > From: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar@nicira.com>
> >
> > commit abca7c4965845924f65d40e0aa1092bdd895e314 upstream.
> >
> > On arches that do not support this_cpu_cmpxchg_double() slab_lock is used
> > to do atomic cmpxchg() on double word which contains page->_count. The
> > page count can be changed from get_page() or put_page() without taking
> > slab_lock. That corrupts page counter.
> >
> > Fix it by moving page->_count out of cmpxchg_double data. So that slub
> > does no change it while updating slub meta-data in struct page.
>
> Hi,
>
> I got a frozen machine on boot with 3.2.22 proposed patches, bisect
> pointed out to this commit (and reverting only this commit on top of
> 3.2.22 patches confirmed it). So far I was able to reproduce always.
>
> Only happened with an x86_64 kernel, gzipped config attached. Using
> earlyprintk=vga, I'm able to see the boot process is stuck just right
> after "Memory: ...k available..." message (right before SLUB prints
> its initialization message).

So, 3.2 didn't have the CONFIG_HAVE_CMPXCHG_DOUBLE and
CONFIG_HAVE_ALIGNED_STRUCT_PAGE defines, it had instead CMPXCHG_DOUBLE
and HAVE_ALIGNED_STRUCT_PAGE is a new logic. So the patch is broken for
3.2 indeed.

>
> >
> > [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use standard comment layout, tweak comment text]
> > Reported-by: Amey Bhide <abhide@nicira.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar@nicira.com>
> > Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
> > Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
> > Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
> > ---
> > include/linux/mm_types.h | 10 ++++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/mm_types.h b/include/linux/mm_types.h
> > index dad95bd..704a626 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/mm_types.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/mm_types.h
> > @@ -57,8 +57,18 @@ struct page {
> > };
> >
> > union {
> > +#if defined(CONFIG_HAVE_CMPXCHG_DOUBLE) && \
> > + defined(CONFIG_HAVE_ALIGNED_STRUCT_PAGE)
> > /* Used for cmpxchg_double in slub */
> > unsigned long counters;
> > +#else
> > + /*
> > + * Keep _count separate from slub cmpxchg_double data.
> > + * As the rest of the double word is protected by
> > + * slab_lock but _count is not.
> > + */
> > + unsigned counters;
> > +#endif
> >
> > struct {
> >
> >
> >
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>
> --
> []'s
> Herton


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Herton


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