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SubjectRe: [PATCH] delayacct: Fix crash in delayacct_blkio_end() after delayacct init failure
On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 10:55:42 -0700 Tejun Heo <> wrote:

> While forking, if delayacct init fails due to memory shortage, it
> continues expecting all delayacct users to check task->delays pointer
> against NULL before dereferencing it, which all of them used to do.
> c96f5471ce7d ("delayacct: Account blkio completion on the correct
> task"), while updating delayacct_blkio_end() to take the target task
> instead of always using %current, made the function test NULL on
> %current->delays and then continue to operated on @p->delays. If
> %current succeeded init while @p didn't, it leads to the following
> crash.


How did you make this happen, btw? Fault injection, or did a small
GFP_KERNEL allocation fail?

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