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Subject[PATCH 3/3] mm: slub: Add SLAB_DEBUG_CRASH option
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This option crashes the kernel whenever corruption is initially detected. This
is useful when trying to use crash dump analysis to determine where memory was
corrupted.

To enable this option use slub_debug=C.

Signed-off-by: Chris J Arges <chris.j.arges@canonical.com>
---
Documentation/vm/slub.txt | 2 ++
include/linux/slab.h | 1 +
mm/slub.c | 10 ++++++++++
3 files changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/vm/slub.txt b/Documentation/vm/slub.txt
index e159c04..78fbe44 100644
--- a/Documentation/vm/slub.txt
+++ b/Documentation/vm/slub.txt
@@ -44,6 +44,8 @@ Possible debug options are
A Toggle failslab filter mark for the cache
O Switch debugging off for caches that would have
caused higher minimum slab orders
+ C Crash kernel on corruption detection. (Useful for
+ debugging with crash dumps)
- Switch all debugging off (useful if the kernel is
configured with CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG_ON)

diff --git a/include/linux/slab.h b/include/linux/slab.h
index ed2ffaa..6c8eda9 100644
--- a/include/linux/slab.h
+++ b/include/linux/slab.h
@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
#define SLAB_DEBUG_FREE 0x00000100UL /* DEBUG: Perform (expensive) checks on free */
#define SLAB_RED_ZONE 0x00000400UL /* DEBUG: Red zone objs in a cache */
#define SLAB_POISON 0x00000800UL /* DEBUG: Poison objects */
+#define SLAB_DEBUG_CRASH 0x00001000UL /* DEBUG: Crash on any errors detected */
#define SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN 0x00002000UL /* Align objs on cache lines */
#define SLAB_CACHE_DMA 0x00004000UL /* Use GFP_DMA memory */
#define SLAB_STORE_USER 0x00010000UL /* DEBUG: Store the last owner for bug hunting */
diff --git a/mm/slub.c b/mm/slub.c
index 88482f8..1eb0031 100644
--- a/mm/slub.c
+++ b/mm/slub.c
@@ -1025,6 +1025,9 @@ static noinline int alloc_debug_processing(struct kmem_cache *s,
return 1;

bad:
+ /* BUG_ON to trace initial corruption */
+ BUG_ON(s->flags & SLAB_DEBUG_CRASH);
+
if (PageSlab(page)) {
/*
* If this is a slab page then lets do the best we can
@@ -1092,6 +1095,10 @@ out:
fail:
slab_unlock(page);
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&n->list_lock, *flags);
+
+ /* BUG_ON to trace initial corruption */
+ BUG_ON(s->flags & SLAB_DEBUG_CRASH);
+
slab_fix(s, "Object at 0x%p not freed", object);
return NULL;
}
@@ -1149,6 +1156,9 @@ static int __init setup_slub_debug(char *str)
*/
disable_higher_order_debug = 1;
break;
+ case 'c':
+ slub_debug |= SLAB_DEBUG_CRASH;
+ break;
default:
pr_err("slub_debug option '%c' unknown. skipped\n",
*str);
--
1.9.1


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