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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] fs: handle shrinker registration failure in sget_userns
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Al Viro wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 12:35:29AM +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > Al Viro wrote:
> > > On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 12:04:23AM +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > > > Al Viro wrote:
> > > > > On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 03:35:37PM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > > > > Hopefully less screwed version. But as I've said I am not really
> > > > > > familiar with the code and do not feel competent to change it so please
> > > > > > be very careful here. I've moved the shrinker registration to
> > > > > > alloc_super which turned out to be simpler.
> > > > >
> > > > > I don't get it. Why the hell do we need all that PITA in the first place?
> > > > > Just make sget_userns() end with
> > > > > if (unlikely(regsiter_shrinker(&s->s_shrink) != 0)) {
> > > > > deactivate_locked_super(s);
> > > > > s = ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> > > > > }
> > > > > return s;
> > > > > and be done with that. All there is to it...
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Doesn't deactivate_locked_super() call unregister_shrinker() ?
> > >
> > > And? unregister_shrinker() will do list_del() on empty list_head
> > > and kfree(NULL); where's the problem with that?
> > >
> > The problem is that calling unregister_shrinker() without successful
> > register_shrinker() causes crash due to s_shrink.list.{prev,next} == NULL.
>
> *shrug*
> shrinker->nr_deferred = kzalloc(size, GFP_KERNEL);
> if (!shrinker->nr_deferred) {
> /* make sure it's in consistent state */
> INIT_LIST_HEAD(&shrinker->list);
> return -ENOMEM;
> }
>
>

Yes, that will work.

Michal, like Al thinks, making unregister_shrinker() no-op if
register_shrinker() failed simplifies things. Can we go with
http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1511265853-15654-1-git-send-email-penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp
with patch description updated to include Syzbot report?

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