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SubjectRe: [LKP] [rcu] f836ea2ec9: BUG:unable_to_handle_kernel
On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 04:49:37PM +0800, kernel test robot wrote:
> FYI, we noticed the following commit (built with gcc-7):
> commit: f836ea2ec954a20af25861e68075ad743be046f4 ("rcu: Forbid DEFINE{,_STATIC}_SRCU() from modules")
> dev.2019.03.18a

This commit has been replaced by eb89abcb3073 ("rcu: Forbid
DEFINE{,_STATIC}_SRCU() from modules"), but this did locate an otherwise
mostly latent bug, the fix for which is shown below.

So thank you again. ;-)

Thanx, Paul


commit 6534d5b0f24accd71620873980ba5a14aa85e898
Author: Paul E. McKenney <>
Date: Thu Mar 21 09:27:28 2019 -0700

rcutorture: Fix cleanup path for invalid torture_type strings

If the specified rcutorture.torture_type is not in the rcu_torture_init()
function's torture_ops[] array, rcutorture prints some console messages
and then invokes rcu_torture_cleanup() to set state so that a future
torture test can run. However, rcu_torture_cleanup() also attempts to
end the test that didn't actually start, and in doing so relies on the
value of cur_ops, a value that is not particularly relevant in this case.
This can result in confusing output or even follow-on failures due to
attempts to use facilities that have not been properly initialized.

This commit therefore sets the value of cur_ops to NULL in this case
and inserts a check near the beginning of rcu_torture_cleanup(),
thus avoiding relying on an irrelevant cur_ops value.

Reported-by: kernel test robot <>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/rcutorture.c b/kernel/rcu/rcutorture.c
index 7086caa743c7..af31ddee7b36 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/rcutorture.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/rcutorture.c
@@ -2101,6 +2101,10 @@ rcu_torture_cleanup(void)
+ if (!cur_ops) {
+ torture_cleanup_end();
+ return;
+ }

torture_stop_kthread(rcu_torture_fwd_prog, fwd_prog_task);
@@ -2281,6 +2285,7 @@ rcu_torture_init(void)
firsterr = -EINVAL;
+ cur_ops = NULL;
goto unwind;
if (cur_ops->fqs == NULL && fqs_duration != 0) {
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