Re: [PATCH] mm/slub: fix a BUG_ON() when offlining a memory nodeand CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG is on

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Tue Jul 17 2012 - 13:39:02 EST

On Wed, 18 Jul 2012, Jiang Liu wrote:

> From: Jianguo Wu <wujianguo@xxxxxxxxxx>
> From: Jianguo Wu <wujianguo@xxxxxxxxxx>
> SLUB allocator may cause a BUG_ON() when offlining a memory node if
> CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG is on. The scenario is:
> 1) when creating kmem_cache_node slab, it cause inc_slabs_node() twice.
> early_kmem_cache_node_alloc
> ->new_slab
> ->inc_slabs_node
> ->inc_slabs_node

New slab will not be able to increment the slab counter. It will
check that there is no per node structure yet and then skip the inc slabs

This suggests that a call to early_kmem_cache_node_alloc was not needed
because the per node structure already existed. Lets fix that instead.

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