[PATCH 1/1] Fix 'sleeping function called from invalid context' warning in sysrq generated crash.

From: Ani Sinha
Date: Mon Dec 14 2015 - 17:55:08 EST

Commit 984d74a72076a1 ("sysrq: rcu-ify __handle_sysrq")
replaced spin_lock_irqsave() calls with
rcu_read_lock() calls in sysrq. Since rcu_read_lock() does not
disable preemption, faulthandler_disabled() in
__do_page_fault() in x86/fault.c returns false. When the code
later calls might_sleep() in the pagefault handler, we get the
following warning:

BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at ../arch/x86/mm/fault.c:1187
in_atomic(): 0, irqs_disabled(): 0, pid: 4706, name: bash
Preemption disabled at:[<ffffffff81484339>] printk+0x48/0x4a

To fix this, we release the RCU read lock before we crash.

Tested this patch on linux 3.18 by booting off one of our boards.

Fixes: 984d74a72076a1 ("sysrq: rcu-ify __handle_sysrq")

Signed-off-by: Ani Sinha <ani@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/tty/sysrq.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/sysrq.c b/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
index 5381a72..08987ad 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/sysrq.c
@@ -133,6 +133,12 @@ static void sysrq_handle_crash(int key)
char *killer = NULL;

+ /* we need to release the RCU read lock here,
+ otherwise we get an annoying
+ 'BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context'
+ complaint from the kernel before the panic.
+ */
+ rcu_read_unlock();
panic_on_oops = 1; /* force panic */
*killer = 1;

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