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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: NULL pointer dereference in kernel 4.14.6
On Wed, 20 Dec 2017, at 3:14 PM, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 05:42:39AM -0800, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 03:24:48PM -0800, vcaputo@pengaru.com wrote:
> > > On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 05:49:44PM +0000, Bronek Kozicki wrote:
> > > > I just upgraded to 4.14.7 and tried to reproduce this error, this time under strace. As you can see this happens when systemctl tries to read a specific entry under /sys/fs . In case this matters, the entry is for a small virtual machine running under qemu/kvm and managed by libvirt.
> > > >
> > > > open("/sys/fs/cgroup/unified/machine.slice", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_DIRECTORY|O_CLOEXEC) = 5
> > > > fstat(5, {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
> > > > getdents(5, /* 12 entries */, 32768) = 464
> > > > openat(AT_FDCWD, "/sys/fs/cgroup/unified/machine.slice/machine-qemu\\x2d1\\x2dkartuzy\\x2dspice.scope/cgroup.procs", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 8
> > > > fstat(8, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
> > > > read(8, <unfinished ...>) = ?
> > > > +++ killed by SIGKILL +++
> > > > [1] 12078 killed strace -- systemctl status
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > This recently came through lkml, may be related:
> > > https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=151320108922415&w=2
> >
> > It looks like it could be the same problem. Working on the fix now.
> > Will let you know when I have something.
>
> Fix posted.
>
> http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171220151331.GA3413940@devbig577.frc2.facebook.com
>

Thank you Tejun - I tested this fix and it works for me


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