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From: "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
To: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@kernel.org>
Cc: linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org, linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org,
	syzkaller-bugs@googlegroups.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] xfs: clear PF_MEMALLOC before exiting xfsaild thread
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2020 11:13:32 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200309181332.GJ1752567@magnolia> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200309180452.GA1073@sol.localdomain>

On Mon, Mar 09, 2020 at 11:04:52AM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 09, 2020 at 09:24:39AM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 08, 2020 at 09:34:30PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> > > From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
> > > 
> > > Leaving PF_MEMALLOC set when exiting a kthread causes it to remain set
> > > during do_exit().  That can confuse things.  For example, if BSD process
> > > accounting is enabled and the accounting file has FS_SYNC_FL set and is
> > > located on an ext4 filesystem without a journal, then do_exit() ends up
> > > calling ext4_write_inode().  That triggers the
> > > WARN_ON_ONCE(current->flags & PF_MEMALLOC) there, as it assumes
> > > (appropriately) that inodes aren't written when allocating memory.
> > > 
> > > Fix this in xfsaild() by using the helper functions to save and restore
> > > PF_MEMALLOC.
> > > 
> > > This can be reproduced as follows in the kvm-xfstests test appliance
> > > modified to add the 'acct' Debian package, and with kvm-xfstests's
> > > recommended kconfig modified to add CONFIG_BSD_PROCESS_ACCT=y:
> > > 
> > > 	mkfs.ext2 -F /dev/vdb
> > > 	mount /vdb -t ext4
> > > 	touch /vdb/file
> > > 	chattr +S /vdb/file
> > 
> > Does this trip if the process accounting file is also on an xfs
> > filesystem?
> > 
> > > 	accton /vdb/file
> > > 	mkfs.xfs -f /dev/vdc
> > > 	mount /vdc
> > > 	umount /vdc
> > 
> > ...and if so, can this be turned into an fstests case, please?
> 
> I wasn't expecting it, but it turns out it does actually trip a similar warning
> in iomap_do_writepage():
> 
>         mkfs.xfs -f /dev/vdb
>         mount /vdb
>         touch /vdb/file
>         chattr +S /vdb/file
>         accton /vdb/file
>         mkfs.xfs -f /dev/vdc
>         mount /vdc
>         umount /vdc
> 
> causes...
> 
> 	WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 336 at fs/iomap/buffered-io.c:1534
> 	CPU: 1 PID: 336 Comm: xfsaild/vdc Not tainted 5.6.0-rc5 #3
> 	Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS ?-20191223_100556-anatol 04/01/2014
> 	RIP: 0010:iomap_do_writepage+0x16b/0x1f0 fs/iomap/buffered-io.c:1534
> 	[...]
> 	Call Trace:
> 	 write_cache_pages+0x189/0x4d0 mm/page-writeback.c:2238
> 	 iomap_writepages+0x1c/0x33 fs/iomap/buffered-io.c:1642
> 	 xfs_vm_writepages+0x65/0x90 fs/xfs/xfs_aops.c:578
> 	 do_writepages+0x41/0xe0 mm/page-writeback.c:2344
> 	 __filemap_fdatawrite_range+0xd2/0x120 mm/filemap.c:421
> 	 file_write_and_wait_range+0x71/0xc0 mm/filemap.c:760
> 	 xfs_file_fsync+0x7a/0x2b0 fs/xfs/xfs_file.c:114
> 	 generic_write_sync include/linux/fs.h:2867 [inline]
> 	 xfs_file_buffered_aio_write+0x379/0x3b0 fs/xfs/xfs_file.c:691
> 	 call_write_iter include/linux/fs.h:1901 [inline]
> 	 new_sync_write+0x130/0x1d0 fs/read_write.c:483
> 	 __kernel_write+0x54/0xe0 fs/read_write.c:515
> 	 do_acct_process+0x122/0x170 kernel/acct.c:522
> 	 slow_acct_process kernel/acct.c:581 [inline]
> 	 acct_process+0x1d4/0x27c kernel/acct.c:607
> 	 do_exit+0x83d/0xbc0 kernel/exit.c:791
> 	 kthread+0xf1/0x140 kernel/kthread.c:257
> 	 ret_from_fork+0x27/0x50 arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S:352
> 
> So sure, since it's not necessarily a multi-filesystem thing, I can try to turn
> it into an xfstest.  There's currently no way to enable BSD process accounting
> in xfstests though, so we'll either need to make the test depend on the 'acct'
> program or add a helper test program.
> 
> Also, do you want me to update the commit message again, to mention the above
> case?

I think it's worth mentioning that this is a general problem that
applies any time the process accounting file has that sync flag set,
since this problem isn't specific to ext4 + xfs.

(and now I wonder how many other places in the kernel suffer from these
kinds of file write surprises...)

--D

> - Eric

  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-09 18:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-26  6:57 WARNING in ext4_write_inode syzbot
2020-03-08  4:35 ` [PATCH] xfs: clear PF_MEMALLOC before exiting xfsaild thread Eric Biggers
2020-03-08 23:03   ` Dave Chinner
2020-03-09  1:04     ` Eric Biggers
2020-03-09  4:34       ` [PATCH v2] " Eric Biggers
2020-03-09 10:57         ` Brian Foster
2020-03-09 16:24         ` Darrick J. Wong
2020-03-09 18:04           ` Eric Biggers
2020-03-09 18:13             ` Darrick J. Wong [this message]
2020-03-09 18:57               ` [PATCH v3] " Eric Biggers
2020-03-10 15:47                 ` Darrick J. Wong
2020-03-11  6:34                 ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-03-12 22:20           ` [PATCH v2] " Eric Biggers
2020-03-08  4:36 ` [PATCH] cifs: clear PF_MEMALLOC before exiting demultiplex thread Eric Biggers
2020-03-08  6:16   ` [PATCH v2] " Eric Biggers
2020-03-08 18:43     ` Steve French
2020-03-09  5:56       ` Eric Biggers
2020-03-09  5:58         ` [PATCH v3] " Eric Biggers

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