[PATCH] slub: Fix kmem_cache_destroy() with SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Thu Sep 03 2009 - 10:20:15 EST

Pekka Enberg a écrit :
> Hi Christoph,
> On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Pekka Enberg wrote:
>>> Oh, sure, the fix looks sane to me. It's just that I am a complete
>>> coward when it comes to merging RCU related patches so I always try to
>>> fish an Acked-by from Paul or Christoph ;).
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Christoph
> Lameter<cl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I am fine with acking the poison piece.
> Ok.
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Christoph
> Lameter<cl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I did not ack the patch that added rcu to kmem_cache_destroy() and I
>> likely wont ack that piece either.
> Right. I didn't remember that I merged that over your NAK but I don't
> share your view that kmem_cache_destroy() callers should do
> rcu_barrier() or whatever is necessary if we can do it from
> kmem_cache_destroy(). So I am happy to take both changes but I would
> appreciate them being split into two separate patches.

Here is the second patch (RCU thing). Stable candidate

[PATCH] slub: Fix kmem_cache_destroy() with SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU

kmem_cache_destroy() should call rcu_barrier() *after* kmem_cache_close()
and *before* sysfs_slab_remove() or risk rcu_free_slab()
being called after kmem_cache is deleted (kfreed).

rmmod nf_conntrack can crash the machine because it has to
kmem_cache_destroy() a SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU enabled cache.

Reported-by: Zdenek Kabelac <zdenek.kabelac@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

diff --git a/mm/slub.c b/mm/slub.c
index b9f1491..b627675 100644
--- a/mm/slub.c
+++ b/mm/slub.c
@@ -2594,8 +2594,6 @@ static inline int kmem_cache_close(struct kmem_cache *s)
void kmem_cache_destroy(struct kmem_cache *s)
- if (s->flags & SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU)
- rcu_barrier();
if (!s->refcount) {
@@ -2606,6 +2604,8 @@ void kmem_cache_destroy(struct kmem_cache *s)
"still has objects.\n", s->name, __func__);
+ if (s->flags & SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU)
+ rcu_barrier();
} else
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