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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.18 000/123] 4.18.6-stable review
On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 10:12:13AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 11:39 AM Holger Hoffstätte
> <holger@applied-asynchrony.com> wrote:
> >
> > Sep 3 20:19:38 ragnarok kernel: tlb_flush_mmu_tlbonly+0x76/0xc0
> > Sep 3 20:19:38 ragnarok kernel: tlb_table_flush.part.13+0xe/0x30
> > Sep 3 20:19:38 ragnarok kernel: tlb_flush_mmu_tlbonly+0x54/0xc0
> > ..a few hundred times..
> > Sep 3 20:19:38 ragnarok kernel: tlb_table_flush.part.13+0xe/0x30
> > Sep 3 20:19:38 ragnarok kernel: tlb_flush_mmu_tlbonly+0x54/0xc0
> > Sep 3 20:19:38 ragnarok kernel: arch_tlb_finish_mmu+0x3a/0x70
> > Sep 3 20:19:38 ragnarok kernel: tlb_finish_mmu+0x1f/0x30
>
> Yeah, so what seems to have happened is that commit db7ddef30112 ("mm:
> move tlb_table_flush to tlb_flush_mmu_free") wasn't applied to the
> stable tree (because it wasn't an obvious dependency).
>
> And without that, the backport of d86564a2f085 ("mm/tlb, x86/mm:
> Support invalidating TLB caches for RCU_TABLE_FREE") ends up with
> recursion from tlb_flush_mmu_tlbonly() calling tlb_table_flush(),
> which in turn calls tlb_table_invalidate(), which calls back to
> tlb_flush_mmu_tlbonly().
>
> So you have endless recursion - at least until you run out of stack.
> Then, if you have VMAP_STACK enabled (x86-64 without KASAN), you get a
> nice clean kernel stack overflow message like you did.
>
> Or if you have KASAN enabled and no VMAP stack, you just end up with
> random hangs and huge memory corruption as the recursion stomps all
> over your memory.

Ok, I will go queue this patch up now, it was in my very-long "to-apply"
queue, but I didn't catch the dependancy here.

thanks,

greg k-h

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