Re: kernel 2.6.39 (user mode linux) crashes (2.6.38 works fine)
From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Thu May 19 2011 - 16:43:56 EST
On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 10:18:16PM +0200, Toralf Förster wrote:
> richard -rw- weinberger wrote at 19:00:35
> > Can you bisect the issue?
Is this bug fully reproducable? If not, then you may have had a git
bisect good, when it should have been git bisect bad.
The futex/plist should not be affecting rwsem.
> tfoerste@n22 ~/devel/linux-2.6 $ git bisect bad
> 2e12978a9f7a7abd54e8eb9ce70a7718767b8b2c is the first bad commit
> commit 2e12978a9f7a7abd54e8eb9ce70a7718767b8b2c
> Author: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wed Dec 22 14:18:50 2010 +0800
> futex,plist: Pass the real head of the priority list to plist_del()
> Some plist_del()s in kernel/futex.c are passed a faked head of the
> priority list.
> It does not fail because the current code does not require the real head
> in plist_del(). The current code of plist_del() just uses the head for
> so it will not cause a bad result even when we use a faked head.
> But it is undocumented usage:
> * plist_del - Remove a @node from plist.
> * @node: &struct plist_node pointer - entry to be removed
> * @head: &struct plist_head pointer - list head
> The document says that the @head is the "list head" head of the priority
> In futex code, several places use "plist_del(&q->list, &q->list.plist);",
> they pass a fake head. We need to fix them all.
> Thanks to Darren Hart for many suggestions.
> Acked-by: Darren Hart <dvhart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> LKML-Reference: <4D11984A.5030203@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> :040000 040000 78d47de377f8da1c131007a17ca915fbd13f7ff6
> ffac93205aaf22fda0667d6395c8da7c7bf692e4 M kernel
> Toralf Förster
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