Re: [bug, netconsole, SLUB] BUG skbuff_head_cache: Poison overwritten

From: Vegard Nossum
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 19:35:51 EST

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 1:15 AM, Vegard Nossum <vegard.nossum@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 11:42 PM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> A regression to v2.6.26:
>> I started getting this skb-head corruption message today, on a T60
>> laptop with e1000:
>> PM: Removing info for No Bus:vcs11
>> device: 'vcs11': device_create_release
>> =============================================================================
>> BUG skbuff_head_cache: Poison overwritten
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> INFO: 0xf658ae9c-0xf658ae9c. First byte 0x6a instead of 0x6b
> 1. Notice the range. It's just a single byte.
> 2. Notice the value. It's just a ++.
> Probably a stray increment of a uint8_t somewhere on a freed object?
> The offset from the beginning of the object is 0xf658ae9c - 0xf658ae00 = 0x9c.
> How big is a struct sk_buff? Hm.. it is in fact quite big. Now what
> member has offset 0x9c? Seems to depend on your config. Is there any
> way you can figure it out, Ingo? I'll try it with your config too.

With your config:

(gdb) p ((struct sk_buff *) 0)->truesize
Cannot access memory at address 0x9c

Now just audit users of ->truesize... There are quite a few.

Which one would only += 1?


PS: I might be on the completely wrong track. So far I only have bad
experiences with this sk_buff...

"The animistic metaphor of the bug that maliciously sneaked in while
the programmer was not looking is intellectually dishonest as it
disguises that the error is the programmer's own creation."
-- E. W. Dijkstra, EWD1036
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