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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lockdep: make print_lock_name() robust against non-existing lock_class
On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 03:24:36PM +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> During sysrq's show-held-locks command it is possible that hlock_class()
> returns NULL for a given lock. The result is then (after the warning):
>
> |BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000001c
> |IP: [<c1088145>] get_usage_chars+0x5/0x100
> |Call Trace:
> | [<c1088263>] print_lock_name+0x23/0x60
> | [<c1576b57>] print_lock+0x5d/0x7e
> | [<c1088314>] lockdep_print_held_locks+0x74/0xe0
> | [<c1088652>] debug_show_all_locks+0x132/0x1b0
> | [<c1315c48>] sysrq_handle_showlocks+0x8/0x10
>
> This *might* happen because the thread on the other CPU drops the lock
> after we are looking ->lockdep_depth and ->held_locks points no longer
> to a lock that is held.
> The fix here is to simply ignore it and continue.

Hmm, but in that case we might equally run into the hlock_class() debug
check which would kill all of lockdep.

Note that lock_release_nested() with CONFIG_DEBUG_LOCKDEP will actually
clear those fields.

Would something like the below work for you?

---
kernel/locking/lockdep.c | 13 ++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/locking/lockdep.c b/kernel/locking/lockdep.c
index ba77ab5f64dd..0ef89f830ff4 100644
--- a/kernel/locking/lockdep.c
+++ b/kernel/locking/lockdep.c
@@ -551,7 +551,18 @@ static void print_lockdep_cache(struct lockdep_map *lock)

static void print_lock(struct held_lock *hlock)
{
- print_lock_name(hlock_class(hlock));
+ /*
+ * We can be called locklessly through debug_show_all_locks() so be
+ * extra careful, the hlock might have been released and cleared.
+ */
+ unsigned int class_idx = READ_ONCE(hlock->class_idx);
+
+ if (!class_idx || (class_idx - 1) >= MAX_LOCKDEP_KEYS) {
+ printk("<RELEASED>\n");
+ return;
+ }
+
+ print_lock_name(lock_classes + class_idx - 1);
printk(", at: ");
print_ip_sym(hlock->acquire_ip);
}

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