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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: Fix __dump_page when mapping->host is not set
[Cc Jack and Hugh - the full patch is http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190315121826.23609-1-osalvador@suse.de]

On Fri 15-03-19 13:18:26, Oscar Salvador wrote:
> While debugging something, I added a dump_page() into do_swap_page(),
> and I got the splat from below.
> The issue happens when dereferencing mapping->host in __dump_page():
>
> ...
> else if (mapping) {
> pr_warn("%ps ", mapping->a_ops);
> if (mapping->host->i_dentry.first) {
> struct dentry *dentry;
> dentry = container_of(mapping->host->i_dentry.first, struct dentry, d_u.d_alias);
> pr_warn("name:\"%pd\" ", dentry);
> }
> }
> ...
>
> Swap address space does not contain an inode information, and so mapping->host
> equals NULL.
>
> Although the dump_page() call was added artificially into do_swap_page(),
> I am not sure if we can hit this from any other path, so it looks worth
> fixing it.

It is certainly worth fixing. We cannot assume anything about the
calling context for __dump_page

> We can easily do that by cheking mapping->host first.
[...]

The splat is still surprising to me because I thought that all file
backed mappings have a host. Swap file/partition certainly has a
mapping but swapcache mapping is special because the underlying swap
storage is hidden in the swap_info_struct. I am wondering whether we
should do that special casing for PageSwapCache in __dump_page rather
than hid the mapping details instead


diff --git a/mm/debug.c b/mm/debug.c
index 1611cf00a137..499c26d5ebe5 100644
--- a/mm/debug.c
+++ b/mm/debug.c
@@ -78,6 +78,9 @@ void __dump_page(struct page *page, const char *reason)
else if (PageKsm(page))
pr_warn("ksm ");
else if (mapping) {
+ if (PageSwapCache(page))
+ mapping = page_swap_info(page)->swap_file->f_mapping;
+
pr_warn("%ps ", mapping->a_ops);
if (mapping->host->i_dentry.first) {
struct dentry *dentry;
But I am not really sure this will work for all swap cases.

Thanks for reporting this Oscar!

> Fixes: 1c6fb1d89e73c ("mm: print more information about mapping in __dump_page")
> Signed-off-by: Oscar Salvador <osalvador@suse.de>
> ---
> mm/debug.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/debug.c b/mm/debug.c
> index c0b31b6c3877..7759f12a8fbb 100644
> --- a/mm/debug.c
> +++ b/mm/debug.c
> @@ -79,7 +79,7 @@ void __dump_page(struct page *page, const char *reason)
> pr_warn("ksm ");
> else if (mapping) {
> pr_warn("%ps ", mapping->a_ops);
> - if (mapping->host->i_dentry.first) {
> + if (mapping->host && mapping->host->i_dentry.first) {
> struct dentry *dentry;
> dentry = container_of(mapping->host->i_dentry.first, struct dentry, d_u.d_alias);
> pr_warn("name:\"%pd\" ", dentry);
> --
> 2.13.7

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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