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authorMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>2016-10-07 16:58:54 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-10-07 18:46:27 -0700
commit7283094ec3db318e87ec9e31cf75f136ac2a4dd3 (patch)
tree6cad79702be2f258646e6e88a9668d3bfc4ce41a /kernel/fork.c
parent26db62f179d112d345031e14926a4cda9cd40d6e (diff)
kernel, oom: fix potential pgd_lock deadlock from __mmdrop
Lockdep complains that __mmdrop is not safe from the softirq context: ================================= [ INFO: inconsistent lock state ] 4.6.0-oomfortification2-00011-geeb3eadeab96-dirty #949 Tainted: G W --------------------------------- inconsistent {SOFTIRQ-ON-W} -> {IN-SOFTIRQ-W} usage. swapper/1/0 [HC0[0]:SC1[1]:HE1:SE0] takes: (pgd_lock){+.?...}, at: pgd_free+0x19/0x6b {SOFTIRQ-ON-W} state was registered at: __lock_acquire+0xa06/0x196e lock_acquire+0x139/0x1e1 _raw_spin_lock+0x32/0x41 __change_page_attr_set_clr+0x2a5/0xacd change_page_attr_set_clr+0x16f/0x32c set_memory_nx+0x37/0x3a free_init_pages+0x9e/0xc7 alternative_instructions+0xa2/0xb3 check_bugs+0xe/0x2d start_kernel+0x3ce/0x3ea x86_64_start_reservations+0x2a/0x2c x86_64_start_kernel+0x17a/0x18d irq event stamp: 105916 hardirqs last enabled at (105916): free_hot_cold_page+0x37e/0x390 hardirqs last disabled at (105915): free_hot_cold_page+0x2c1/0x390 softirqs last enabled at (105878): _local_bh_enable+0x42/0x44 softirqs last disabled at (105879): irq_exit+0x6f/0xd1 other info that might help us debug this: Possible unsafe locking scenario: CPU0 ---- lock(pgd_lock); <Interrupt> lock(pgd_lock); *** DEADLOCK *** 1 lock held by swapper/1/0: #0: (rcu_callback){......}, at: rcu_process_callbacks+0x390/0x800 stack backtrace: CPU: 1 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/1 Tainted: G W 4.6.0-oomfortification2-00011-geeb3eadeab96-dirty #949 Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS Debian-1.8.2-1 04/01/2014 Call Trace: <IRQ> print_usage_bug.part.25+0x259/0x268 mark_lock+0x381/0x567 __lock_acquire+0x993/0x196e lock_acquire+0x139/0x1e1 _raw_spin_lock+0x32/0x41 pgd_free+0x19/0x6b __mmdrop+0x25/0xb9 __put_task_struct+0x103/0x11e delayed_put_task_struct+0x157/0x15e rcu_process_callbacks+0x660/0x800 __do_softirq+0x1ec/0x4d5 irq_exit+0x6f/0xd1 smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x42/0x4d apic_timer_interrupt+0x8e/0xa0 <EOI> arch_cpu_idle+0xf/0x11 default_idle_call+0x32/0x34 cpu_startup_entry+0x20c/0x399 start_secondary+0xfe/0x101 More over commit a79e53d85683 ("x86/mm: Fix pgd_lock deadlock") was explicit about pgd_lock not to be called from the irq context. This means that __mmdrop called from free_signal_struct has to be postponed to a user context. We already have a similar mechanism for mmput_async so we can use it here as well. This is safe because mm_count is pinned by mm_users. This fixes bug introduced by "oom: keep mm of the killed task available" Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1472119394-11342-5-git-send-email-mhocko@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Cc: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Cc: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov@parallels.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/fork.c')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 48cafe787b75..5650e35dda43 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -359,8 +359,12 @@ static inline void free_signal_struct(struct signal_struct *sig)
+ /*
+ * __mmdrop is not safe to call from softirq context on x86 due to
+ * pgd_dtor so postpone it to the async context
+ */
if (sig->oom_mm)
- mmdrop(sig->oom_mm);
+ mmdrop_async(sig->oom_mm);
kmem_cache_free(signal_cachep, sig);