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SubjectRe: Commit 'fs: Do not check if there is a fsnotify watcher on pseudo inodes' breaks chromium here
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On Sun, 2020-06-28 at 15:53 +0300, Amir Goldstein wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 2:14 PM Maxim Levitsky <mlevitsk@redhat.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I just did usual kernel update and now chromium crashes on startup.
> > It happens both in a KVM's VM (with virtio-gpu if that matters) and natively with amdgpu driver.
> > Most likely not GPU related although I initially suspected that it is.
> >
> > Chromium starts as a white rectangle, shows few white rectangles
> > that resemble its notifications and then crashes.
> >
> > The stdout output from chromium:
> >
> [...]
>
> > Received signal 6
> > #0 0x55f6da0120d9 base::debug::CollectStackTrace()
> > #1 0x55f6d9f75246 base::debug::StackTrace::StackTrace()
> > #2 0x55f6da01170a base::debug::(anonymous namespace)::StackDumpSignalHandler()
> > #3 0x55f6da011cfe base::debug::(anonymous namespace)::StackDumpSignalHandler()
> > #4 0x7ff46643ab20 (/usr/lib64/libpthread-2.30.so+0x14b1f)
> > #5 0x7ff462d87625 __GI_raise
> > #6 0x7ff462d708d9 __GI_abort
> > #7 0x55f6da0112d5 base::debug::BreakDebugger()
> > #8 0x55f6d9f86405 logging::LogMessage::~LogMessage()
> > #9 0x55f6d7ed5488 content::(anonymous namespace)::IntentionallyCrashBrowserForUnusableGpuProcess()
> > #10 0x55f6d7ed8479 content::GpuDataManagerImplPrivate::FallBackToNextGpuMode()
> > #11 0x55f6d7ed4eef content::GpuDataManagerImpl::FallBackToNextGpuMode()
> > #12 0x55f6d7ee0f41 content::GpuProcessHost::RecordProcessCrash()
> > #13 0x55f6d7ee105d content::GpuProcessHost::OnProcessCrashed()
> > #14 0x55f6d7cbe308 content::BrowserChildProcessHostImpl::OnChildDisconnected()
> > #15 0x55f6da8b511a IPC::ChannelMojo::OnPipeError()
> > #16 0x55f6da13cd62 mojo::InterfaceEndpointClient::NotifyError()
> > #17 0x55f6da8c1f9d IPC::(anonymous namespace)::ChannelAssociatedGroupController::OnPipeError()
> > #18 0x55f6da138968 mojo::Connector::HandleError()
> > #19 0x55f6da15bce7 mojo::SimpleWatcher::OnHandleReady()
> > #20 0x55f6da15c0fb mojo::SimpleWatcher::Context::CallNotify()
> > #21 0x55f6d78eaa73 mojo::core::WatcherDispatcher::InvokeWatchCallback()
> > #22 0x55f6d78ea38f mojo::core::Watch::InvokeCallback()
> > #23 0x55f6d78e6efa mojo::core::RequestContext::~RequestContext()
> > #24 0x55f6d78db76a mojo::core::NodeChannel::OnChannelError()
> > #25 0x55f6d78f232a mojo::core::(anonymous namespace)::ChannelPosix::OnFileCanReadWithoutBlocking()
> > #26 0x55f6da03345e base::MessagePumpLibevent::OnLibeventNotification()
> > #27 0x55f6da0f9b2d event_base_loop
> > #28 0x55f6da03316d base::MessagePumpLibevent::Run()
> > #29 0x55f6d9fd79c9 base::sequence_manager::internal::ThreadControllerWithMessagePumpImpl::Run()
> > #30 0x55f6d9fada7a base::RunLoop::Run()
> > #31 0x55f6d7ce6324 content::BrowserProcessSubThread::IOThreadRun()
> > #32 0x55f6d9fe0cb8 base::Thread::ThreadMain()
> > #33 0x55f6da024705 base::(anonymous namespace)::ThreadFunc()
> > #34 0x7ff46642f4e2 start_thread
> > #35 0x7ff462e4c6a3 __GI___clone
> > r8: 0000000000000000 r9: 00007ff44e6a58d0 r10: 0000000000000008 r11: 0000000000000246
> > r12: 00007ff44e6a6b40 r13: 00007ff44e6a6d00 r14: 000000000000006d r15: 00007ff44e6a6b30
> > di: 0000000000000002 si: 00007ff44e6a58d0 bp: 00007ff44e6a5b20 bx: 00007ff44e6a9700
> > dx: 0000000000000000 ax: 0000000000000000 cx: 00007ff462d87625 sp: 00007ff44e6a58d0
> > ip: 00007ff462d87625 efl: 0000000000000246 cgf: 002b000000000033 erf: 0000000000000000
> > trp: 0000000000000000 msk: 0000000000000000 cr2: 0000000000000000
> > [end of stack trace]
> > Calling _exit(1). Core file will not be generated.
> >
> >
>
> I guess this answers our question whether we could disable fsnoitfy
> watches on pseudo inodes....
>
> From comments like these in chromium code:
> https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/mojo/core/watcher_dispatcher.cc#77
> https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/base/files/file_descriptor_watcher_posix.cc#176
> https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/ipc/ipc_channel_mojo.cc#240
>
> I am taking a wild guess that the missing FS_CLOSE event on anonymous pipes is
> the cause for regression.
>
> The motivation for the patch "fs: Do not check if there is a fsnotify
> watcher on pseudo inodes"
> was performance, but actually, FS_CLOSE and FS_OPEN events probably do
> not impact
> performance as FS_MODIFY and FS_ACCESS.
>
> Mel,
>
> Do your perf results support the claim above?
>
> Jan/Linus,
>
> Do you agree that dropping FS_MODIFY/FS_ACCESS events for FMODE_STREAM
> files as a general rule should be safe?
>
> Maxim, can you try if the attached patch fixes the chromium regression.
> It is expected to leave the FS_OPEN/FS_CLOSE events on anonymous pipes
> but drop the FS_MODIFY/FS_ACCESS events.
Tested this (in the VM this time) and it works.

Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky

>
> Thanks,
> Amir.


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