Re: Recurring Oops in link_path_walk()

From: Al Viro
Date: Fri Nov 20 2015 - 12:56:49 EST

On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 06:07:59PM +0100, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> Al,
> We've been running Kernel 3.18 for several monthes on our embedded
> boards, and we have a recurring Oops in link_path_walk()
> It doesn't happen very often (approximatly once every month on one
> board among a set of 50 boards, never the same board).
> Here below is the last oops I got, with kernel 3.18.22. It crashes
> at address 0xc00b75ac. Here below is the full desassembly of
> link_path_walk() so that you can see exactly the offending line.
> The address it fails at is always the same (link_path_walk+0x414)
> but the oopsing data address is each time different. I added all
> Oops I got below after the disassembly (on different sub-versions of
> 3.18).

Looks like garbage in dentry->d_inode, assuming that reconstruction of
the mapping of line numbers to addresses is correct... Not sure it is,
though; what's more, just how does LR manage to point to the insn right
after the call of dput(), of all things?
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