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authorIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2006-06-02 15:44:58 +0200
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-06-02 11:21:10 -0700
commitb1ab41c4943008375c149a63602d7407f61de5b2 (patch)
tree365413de6ebbfee39aa90c069b7be14a4b9a699e /mm
parentb52a834892f17b6c54c34ab65f1fad1a9229e764 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-b1ab41c4943008375c149a63602d7407f61de5b2.tar.gz
[PATCH] slab.c: fix offslab_limit bug
mm/slab.c's offlab_limit logic is totally broken. Firstly, "offslab_limit" is a global variable while it should either be calculated in situ or should be passed in as a parameter. Secondly, the more serious problem with it is that the condition for calculating it: if (!(OFF_SLAB(sizes->cs_cachep))) { offslab_limit = sizes->cs_size - sizeof(struct slab); offslab_limit /= sizeof(kmem_bufctl_t); is in total disconnect with the condition that makes use of it: /* More than offslab_limit objects will cause problems */ if ((flags & CFLGS_OFF_SLAB) && num > offslab_limit) break; but due to offslab_limit being a global variable this breakage was hidden. Up until lockdep came along and perturbed the slab sizes sufficiently so that the first off-slab cache would still see a (non-calculated) zero value for offslab_limit and would panic with: kmem_cache_create: couldn't create cache size-512. Call Trace: [<ffffffff8020a5b9>] show_trace+0x96/0x1c8 [<ffffffff8020a8f0>] dump_stack+0x13/0x15 [<ffffffff8022994f>] panic+0x39/0x21a [<ffffffff80270814>] kmem_cache_create+0x5a0/0x5d0 [<ffffffff80aced62>] kmem_cache_init+0x193/0x379 [<ffffffff80abf779>] start_kernel+0x17f/0x218 [<ffffffff80abf263>] _sinittext+0x263/0x26a Kernel panic - not syncing: kmem_cache_create(): failed to create slab `size-512' Paolo Ornati's config on x86_64 managed to trigger it. The fix is to move the calculation to the place that makes use of it. This also makes slab.o 54 bytes smaller. Btw., the check itself is quite silly. Its intention is to test whether the number of objects per slab would be higher than the number of slab control pointers possible. In theory it could be triggered: if someone tried to allocate 4-byte objects cache and explicitly requested with CFLGS_OFF_SLAB. So i kept the check. Out of historic interest i checked how old this bug was and it's ancient, 10 years old! It is the oldest hidden and then truly triggering bugs i ever saw being fixed in the kernel! Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
-rw-r--r--mm/slab.c27
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/mm/slab.c b/mm/slab.c
index d31a06bfbea5..f1b644eb39d8 100644
--- a/mm/slab.c
+++ b/mm/slab.c
@@ -207,11 +207,6 @@ typedef unsigned int kmem_bufctl_t;
#define BUFCTL_ACTIVE (((kmem_bufctl_t)(~0U))-2)
#define SLAB_LIMIT (((kmem_bufctl_t)(~0U))-3)
-/* Max number of objs-per-slab for caches which use off-slab slabs.
- * Needed to avoid a possible looping condition in cache_grow().
- */
-static unsigned long offslab_limit;
-
/*
* struct slab
*
@@ -1356,12 +1351,6 @@ void __init kmem_cache_init(void)
NULL, NULL);
}
- /* Inc off-slab bufctl limit until the ceiling is hit. */
- if (!(OFF_SLAB(sizes->cs_cachep))) {
- offslab_limit = sizes->cs_size - sizeof(struct slab);
- offslab_limit /= sizeof(kmem_bufctl_t);
- }
-
sizes->cs_dmacachep = kmem_cache_create(names->name_dma,
sizes->cs_size,
ARCH_KMALLOC_MINALIGN,
@@ -1780,6 +1769,7 @@ static void set_up_list3s(struct kmem_cache *cachep, int index)
static size_t calculate_slab_order(struct kmem_cache *cachep,
size_t size, size_t align, unsigned long flags)
{
+ unsigned long offslab_limit;
size_t left_over = 0;
int gfporder;
@@ -1791,9 +1781,18 @@ static size_t calculate_slab_order(struct kmem_cache *cachep,
if (!num)
continue;
- /* More than offslab_limit objects will cause problems */
- if ((flags & CFLGS_OFF_SLAB) && num > offslab_limit)
- break;
+ if (flags & CFLGS_OFF_SLAB) {
+ /*
+ * Max number of objs-per-slab for caches which
+ * use off-slab slabs. Needed to avoid a possible
+ * looping condition in cache_grow().
+ */
+ offslab_limit = size - sizeof(struct slab);
+ offslab_limit /= sizeof(kmem_bufctl_t);
+
+ if (num > offslab_limit)
+ break;
+ }
/* Found something acceptable - save it away */
cachep->num = num;