Re: subsystem_unregister() breakage in -mm

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Tue Sep 25 2007 - 19:03:05 EST

> On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 12:27:14AM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > I get "BUG: failure at mm/slab.c:591/page_get_cache()!" in latest -mm
> > when removing the fuse module.
> >
> > This patch titled "kobject: remove the static array for the name"
> > looks like it's responsible. Reverting it cures the problem.
> >
> > The root of the problem seems to be, that decl_subsys() initializes
> > k_name with a string constant. Then subsystem_unregister() will put
> > the kobject, which will free the k_name.
> >
> > So, what's the right way to deal with this?
> How is the static kobject created by decl_subsys() getting it's release
> function called when it is never really "released" as it is a static
> kobject?

Don't know.

This is the stack trace I get:

BUG: failure at mm/slab.c:591/page_get_cache()!
Kernel panic - not syncing: BUG!

EIP: 0023:[<400e7f84>] CPU: 0 Not tainted ESP: 002b:bf77e018 EFLAGS: 00000246
Not tainted
EAX: ffffffda EBX: bf77e040 ECX: 00000880 EDX: bf780884
ESI: 00000003 EDI: bf77e040 EBP: bf7808d8 DS: 002b ES: 002b
08eefd2c: [<0806ec8c>] show_regs+0x104/0x106
08eefd48: [<0805b96a>] panic_exit+0x2c/0x4b
08eefd58: [<0808fcab>] notifier_call_chain+0x36/0x61
08eefd78: [<0808fd83>] __atomic_notifier_call_chain+0x30/0x32
08eefd94: [<0808fdb4>] atomic_notifier_call_chain+0x2f/0x31
08eefdb0: [<08075cf0>] panic+0x75/0x126
08eefdd4: [<080bc3f5>] kfree+0xb1/0xc6
08eefdf8: [<08137de9>] kobject_cleanup+0x37/0x6a
08eefe10: [<08137e30>] kobject_release+0x14/0x16
08eefe1c: [<08138711>] kref_put+0x30/0xaf
08eefe3c: [<08137e52>] kobject_put+0x20/0x22
08eefe4c: [<08137d8b>] kobject_unregister+0x2e/0x34
08eefe60: [<08137fc9>] kset_unregister+0x18/0x1a
08eefe6c: [<08138066>] subsystem_unregister+0x11/0x13
08eefe78: [<0a88579f>] fuse_sysfs_cleanup+0x1e/0x47 [fuse]
08eefe84: [<0a885d6c>] fuse_exit+0x1c/0x2c [fuse]
08eefe90: [<080986ba>] sys_delete_module+0x17f/0x21e
08eefef4: [<0805bd71>] handle_syscall+0x8d/0xac
08eeff48: [<0806adc2>] handle_trap+0x27/0x135
08eeff70: [<0806b5a2>] userspace+0x2cb/0x31b
08eeffe4: [<08058ec2>] fork_handler+0x76/0x88
08eefffc: [<00000000>] _sinittext+0xf7fb7000/0x14
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