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SubjectRe: Fw:Re: [PATCH] fs: nilfs2: fix memory leak in nilfs sysfs create device group
On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 4:31 PM Ryusuke Konishi
<konishi.ryusuke@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Dongliang,
>
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 11:22 AM Dongliang Mu <mudongliangabcd@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 12:22 PM Ryusuke Konishi
> > <konishi.ryusuke@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Dongliang,
> > >
> > > On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:31 AM Dongliang Mu <mudongliangabcd@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > (added Nanyong Sun to CC)
> > > > > Hi Dongliang,
> > > > >
> > > > > On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 11:07 PM Pavel Skripkin <paskripkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi Dongliang,
> > > > >
> > > > > On 1/20/22 16:44, Dongliang Mu wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > The preivous commit 8fd0c1b0647a ("nilfs2: fix memory leak in
> > > > > nilfs_sysfs_delete_device_group") only handles the memory leak in the
> > > > > nilfs_sysfs_delete_device_group. However, the similar memory leak still
> > > > > occurs in the nilfs_sysfs_create_device_group.
> > > > >
> > > > > Fix it by adding kobject_del when
> > > > > kobject_init_and_add succeeds, but one of the following calls fails.
> > > > >
> > > > > Fixes: 8fd0c1b0647a ("nilfs2: fix memory leak in nilfs_sysfs_delete_device_group")
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Why Fixes tag points to my commit? This issue was introduced before my patch
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > As Pavel pointed out, this patch is independent of his patch.
> > > > > The following one ?
> > > >
> > > > Hi Pavel,
> > > >
> > > > This is an incorrect fixes tag. I need to dig more about `git log -p
> > > > fs/nilfs2/sysfs.c`.
> > > >
> > > > I wonder if there are any automatic or semi-automatic ways to capture
> > > > this fixes tag. Or how do you guys identify the fixes tag?
> > >
> > > I guess `git blame fs/nilfs2/sysfs.c` may help you to confirm where the change
> > > came from. It shows information of commits for every line of the input file.
> > > If you are using github, 'blame button' is available.
> > >
> > > If an issue is reproducible, we use `git bisect` to identify the patch
> > > that caused the
> > > issue, however, even then, try to understand why and how it affected
> > > by looking at
> > > source code and the commit.
> > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > 5f5dec07aca7 ("nilfs2: fix memory leak in nilfs_sysfs_create_device_group")
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Dongliang Mu <dzm91@hust.edu.cn>
> > > > > ---
> > > > > fs/nilfs2/sysfs.c | 5 ++++-
> > > > > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Can you describe what memory leak issue does this patch actually fix ?
> > > > >
> > > > > It looks like kobject_put() can call __kobject_del() unless circular
> > > > > references exist.
> > > > >
> > > > > kobject_put() -> kref_put() -> kobject_release() ->
> > > > > kobject_cleanup() -> __kobject_del()
> > > > >
> > > > > As explained in Documentation/core-api/kobject.rst,
> > > > >
> > > > > kobject_del() can be used to drop the reference to the parent object, if
> > > > > circular references are constructed.
> > > > >
> > > > > But, at least, the parent object is NULL in this case.
> > > > > I really want to understand what the real problem is.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > Ryusuke Konishi
> > > >
> > > > I know where my problem is. From the disconnect function, I think the
> > > > kobject_del and kobject_put are both necessary without checking the
> > > > documentation of kobjects.
> > > >
> > > > Then I think the current error handling may miss kobject_del, and this
> > > > patch is generated.
> > > >
> > > > As a result, I think we can ignore this patch. Sorry for my false alarm.
> > >
> > > Okay, thank you for your reply.
> > > If you notice anything we missed on this difference, please let us know.
> >
> > Hi Ryusuke,
> >
> > My local syzkaller instance always complains about the following crash
> > report no matter how many times I clean up the generated crash
> > reports.
> >
> > BUG: memory leak
> > unreferenced object 0xffff88812e902be0 (size 32):
> > comm "syz-executor.2", pid 25972, jiffies 4295025942 (age 12.490s)
> > hex dump (first 32 bytes):
> > 6c 6f 6f 70 32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 loop2...........
> > 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
> > backtrace:
> > [<ffffffff8148a466>] kstrdup+0x36/0x70 mm/util.c:60
> > [<ffffffff8148a4f3>] kstrdup_const+0x53/0x80 mm/util.c:83
> > [<ffffffff8228dcd2>] kvasprintf_const+0xc2/0x110 lib/kasprintf.c:48
> > [<ffffffff8238ca5b>] kobject_set_name_vargs+0x3b/0xe0 lib/kobject.c:289
> > [<ffffffff8238d3bd>] kobject_add_varg lib/kobject.c:384 [inline]
> > [<ffffffff8238d3bd>] kobject_init_and_add+0x6d/0xc0 lib/kobject.c:473
> > [<ffffffff81d39d3a>] nilfs_sysfs_create_device_group+0x9a/0x3d0
> > fs/nilfs2/sysfs.c:991
> > [<ffffffff81d22ee0>] init_nilfs+0x420/0x580 fs/nilfs2/the_nilfs.c:637
> > [<ffffffff81d108e2>] nilfs_fill_super fs/nilfs2/super.c:1046 [inline]
> > [<ffffffff81d108e2>] nilfs_mount+0x532/0x8c0 fs/nilfs2/super.c:1316
> > [<ffffffff815de0db>] legacy_get_tree+0x2b/0x90 fs/fs_context.c:610
> > [<ffffffff81579ba8>] vfs_get_tree+0x28/0x100 fs/super.c:1497
> > [<ffffffff815bb582>] do_new_mount fs/namespace.c:3024 [inline]
> > [<ffffffff815bb582>] path_mount+0xb92/0xfe0 fs/namespace.c:3354
> > [<ffffffff815bba71>] do_mount+0xa1/0xc0 fs/namespace.c:3367
> > [<ffffffff815bc084>] __do_sys_mount fs/namespace.c:3575 [inline]
> > [<ffffffff815bc084>] __se_sys_mount fs/namespace.c:3552 [inline]
> > [<ffffffff815bc084>] __x64_sys_mount+0xf4/0x160 fs/namespace.c:3552
> > [<ffffffff843dd8e5>] do_syscall_x64 arch/x86/entry/common.c:50 [inline]
> > [<ffffffff843dd8e5>] do_syscall_64+0x35/0xb0 arch/x86/entry/common.c:80
> > [<ffffffff84400068>] entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xae
> >
> > Unfortunately, there is no reproducer attached to the crash report.
> > But I still think there should be another issue in the code.
>
> The bug is happening in the call to kobject_init_and_add() in
> nilfs_sysfs_create_device_group().
> So, it looks like a separate issue from your original patch. Is this right ?

Yes, it may not be related to my patch. But it makes me confusing about the bug.

>
> Which version of kernel does this bug occur on ?
> (Are you testing against the latest mainline kernel or some stable version?)

I always test against the latest mainline kernel.

Now I am checking the log and trying to find error injection in the
log file, as said by Pavel.

>
> Thanks,
> Ryusuke Konishi

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