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SubjectRe: [PATCH] radix tree: Don't return internal entries on lookup
On Thu, Dec 06, 2018 at 08:54:03AM +0100, Greg Kurz wrote:
> Commit 66ee620f06f9 ("idr: Permit any valid kernel pointer to
> be stored") changed the radix tree lookup so that it stops when
> reaching the bottom of the tree. But radix_tree_descend() may have
> changed the node variable to point to an internal entry which then
> gets returned to the caller and bad things may happen.

> pe_data is equal to R3 which is the return value of radix_tree_lookup(),
> ie, 0x406 == RADIX_TREE_RETRY.

Thank you for the report and the debugging! I've decided to fix the
problem slightly differently, and I've also added a test to the test-suite
that reproduces the problem in only a few iterations (the largest I've
seen is a few hundred; and often it'll reproduce in under twenty).

You can see it here:

I'll give the build bots a couple of days to chew on it and then ask
Linus to pull it.

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