[RESEND BUG REPORT] System hung! Due to ftrace or KASAN?

From: Zenghui Yu
Date: Fri Jan 18 2019 - 12:45:48 EST

Hi, All!

I compiled the latest kernel and installed it on my old laptop (Hardware name:
Hewlett-Packard HP ProBook 440 G2/2247, BIOS M74 Ver. 01.02 06/17/2014). But
when I tried to enable function tracer via debugfs, the system went _hung_!
Compared with the last kernel compiling process, the only change I have made
is that I enabled KASAN configuration this time.

Reproducing this issue is simple as below:

0. `uname -a` shows:
Linux ubuntuu 5.0.0-rc2+ #9 SMP Fri Jan 18 03:04:01 CST 2019
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

1. `make menuconfig` to enable KASAN configuration:
Kernel hacking ---> Memory Debugging --->
KASAN: runtime memory debugger

compile, install, reboot, then `dmesg | grep kasan` shows:
[ 0.342882] kasan: KernelAddressSanitizer initialized

2. enable function tracer
`echo function > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/current_tracer`
(then my poor laptop was locked and didn't respond to me ...)

What's more, enabling function graph tracer will suffer from the same problem.
I have no idea about what wrong thing had happened inside kernel --
about ftrace,
or about KASAN? So I report it to you and waiting for your solution!

I have provided my *.config* file as attachment for those who're interested in
this issue. But sorry for that I can't provide any useful call trace
because the
system went down so quickly.

P.S. I'm a newcomer for KASAN. If any mis-configuration or
mis-understand, please
fix me up and let me know :).


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