Re: [PATCH] slub: correctly bootstrap boot caches

From: Kamezawa Hiroyuki
Date: Fri Feb 22 2013 - 06:16:22 EST

(2013/02/22 19:30), Glauber Costa wrote:
> After we create a boot cache, we may allocate from it until it is bootstraped.
> This will move the page from the partial list to the cpu slab list. If this
> happens, the loop:
> list_for_each_entry(p, &n->partial, lru)
> that we use to scan for all partial pages will yield nothing, and the pages
> will keep pointing to the boot cpu cache, which is of course, invalid. To do
> that, we should flush the cache to make sure that the cpu slab is back to the
> partial list.
> Although not verified in practice, I also point out that it is not safe to scan
> the full list only when debugging is on in this case. As unlikely as it is, it
> is theoretically possible for the pages to be full. If they are, they will
> become unreachable. Aside from scanning the full list, we also need to make
> sure that the pages indeed sit in there: the easiest way to do it is to make
> sure the boot caches have the SLAB_STORE_USER debug flag set.
> Signed-off-by: Glauber Costa <glommer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reported-by: Steffen Michalke <StMichalke@xxxxxx>
> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Kamezawa Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
You're quick :) the issue is fixed in my environ.

Tested-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@xxxxxxxxxx,com>

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