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Re: inode_permission NULL pointer dereference in 3.13-rc1

To: Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: inode_permission NULL pointer dereference in 3.13-rc1
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:51:40 +1100
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 06:43:51AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 06:12:53AM -0800, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 01:11:34PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> > > .config, please - all I'm seeing on mine is a bloody awful leak somewhere
> > > in VM that I'd been hunting for last week, so the damn thing gets OOMed
> > > halfway through xfstests run ;-/
> > #
> > # Automatically generated file; DO NOT EDIT.
> > # Linux/x86 3.12.0-hubcap2 Kernel Configuration
> [snip]
> Could you post the output of your xfstests run?  FWIW, with your .config
> I'm seeing the same leak (shut down by turning spinlock debugging off,
> it's split page table locks that end up leaking when they are separately
> allocated) *and* xfs/253 seems to be sitting there indefinitely once
> we get to it - about 100% system time, no blocked processes, xfs_db running
> all the time for hours.  No oopsen on halt with that sucker skipped *or*
> interrupted halfway through.

IOWs, you've got a version of xfs_db that has the infinite loop bug
that the xfs/253 is trying to tickle:

# This test was created to verify fixes for problems where metadump
# would never complete due to an inability to find a suitable
# obfuscated name to use.

Upgrade your xfsprogs package to 3.1.11 and the problem should go


Dave Chinner

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