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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cfq-iosched: handle failure of cfq group allocation
On 02/09/2015 06:42 AM, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> Cfq_lookup_create_cfqg() allocates struct blkcg_gq using GFP_ATOMIC.
> In cfq_find_alloc_queue() possible allocation failure is not handled.
> As a result kernel oopses on NULL pointer dereference when
> cfq_link_cfqq_cfqg() calls cfqg_get() for NULL pointer.
>
> Bug was introduced in v3.5 in commit cd1604fab4f9 ("blkcg: factor
> out blkio_group creation"). Prior to that commit cfq group lookup
> had returned pointer to root group as fallback.
>
> This patch handles this error using existing fallback oom_cfqq.

Thanks, added and marked for stable as well.

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Jens Axboe



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