Re: kernel BUG at fs/btrfs/volumes.c:LINE!

From: Eric Biggers
Date: Mon Jun 10 2019 - 19:18:33 EST

On Thu, Jun 07, 2018 at 06:52:13PM +0200, David Sterba wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 07, 2018 at 06:28:02PM +0200, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> > > Normally the GFP_NOFS allocations do not fail so I think the fuzzer
> > > environment is tuned to allow that, which is fine for coverage but does
> > > not happen in practice. This will be fixed eventually.
> >
> > Isn't GFP_NOFS more restricted than normal allocations? Are these
> > allocations accounted against memcg? It's easy to fail any allocation
> > within a memory container.
> The 'too small to fail' and some
> unwritten semantics of GFP_NOFS but I think you're right about the
> memory controler that can fail any allocation though.
> Error handling is being improved over time, the memory allocation
> failures are in some cases hard and this one would need to update some
> logic so it's not a oneliner.

This bug is still there. In btrfs_close_one_device():

if (device->name) {
name = rcu_string_strdup(device->name->str, GFP_NOFS);
BUG_ON(!name); /* -ENOMEM */
rcu_assign_pointer(new_device->name, name);

It assumes that the memory allocation succeeded.

See syzbot report from v5.2-rc3 here:

Is there any plan to fix this?

- Eric