Commit d50d82fa authored by Mikulas Patocka's avatar Mikulas Patocka Committed by Linus Torvalds

slub: fix failure when we delete and create a slab cache

In kernel 4.17 I removed some code from dm-bufio that did slab cache
merging (commit 21bb1327: "dm bufio: remove code that merges slab
caches") - both slab and slub support merging caches with identical
attributes, so dm-bufio now just calls kmem_cache_create and relies on
implicit merging.

This uncovered a bug in the slub subsystem - if we delete a cache and
immediatelly create another cache with the same attributes, it fails
because of duplicate filename in /sys/kernel/slab/.  The slub subsystem
offloads freeing the cache to a workqueue - and if we create the new
cache before the workqueue runs, it complains because of duplicate
filename in sysfs.

This patch fixes the bug by moving the call of kobject_del from
sysfs_slab_remove_workfn to shutdown_cache.  kobject_del must be called
while we hold slab_mutex - so that the sysfs entry is deleted before a
cache with the same attributes could be created.

Running device-mapper-test-suite with:

  dmtest run --suite thin-provisioning -n /commit_failure_causes_fallback/

triggered:

  Buffer I/O error on dev dm-0, logical block 1572848, async page read
  device-mapper: thin: 253:1: metadata operation 'dm_pool_alloc_data_block' failed: error = -5
  device-mapper: thin: 253:1: aborting current metadata transaction
  sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/kernel/slab/:a-0000144'
  CPU: 2 PID: 1037 Comm: kworker/u48:1 Not tainted 4.17.0.snitm+ #25
  Hardware name: Supermicro SYS-1029P-WTR/X11DDW-L, BIOS 2.0a 12/06/2017
  Workqueue: dm-thin do_worker [dm_thin_pool]
  Call Trace:
   dump_stack+0x5a/0x73
   sysfs_warn_dup+0x58/0x70
   sysfs_create_dir_ns+0x77/0x80
   kobject_add_internal+0xba/0x2e0
   kobject_init_and_add+0x70/0xb0
   sysfs_slab_add+0xb1/0x250
   __kmem_cache_create+0x116/0x150
   create_cache+0xd9/0x1f0
   kmem_cache_create_usercopy+0x1c1/0x250
   kmem_cache_create+0x18/0x20
   dm_bufio_client_create+0x1ae/0x410 [dm_bufio]
   dm_block_manager_create+0x5e/0x90 [dm_persistent_data]
   __create_persistent_data_objects+0x38/0x940 [dm_thin_pool]
   dm_pool_abort_metadata+0x64/0x90 [dm_thin_pool]
   metadata_operation_failed+0x59/0x100 [dm_thin_pool]
   alloc_data_block.isra.53+0x86/0x180 [dm_thin_pool]
   process_cell+0x2a3/0x550 [dm_thin_pool]
   do_worker+0x28d/0x8f0 [dm_thin_pool]
   process_one_work+0x171/0x370
   worker_thread+0x49/0x3f0
   kthread+0xf8/0x130
   ret_from_fork+0x35/0x40
  kobject_add_internal failed for :a-0000144 with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
  kmem_cache_create(dm_bufio_buffer-16) failed with error -17

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/alpine.LRH.2.02.1806151817130.6333@file01.intranet.prod.int.rdu2.redhat.comSigned-off-by: default avatarMikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>
Reported-by: default avatarMike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com>
Tested-by: default avatarMike Snitzer <snitzer@redhat.com>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 28557cc1
......@@ -155,8 +155,12 @@ struct kmem_cache {
#ifdef CONFIG_SYSFS
#define SLAB_SUPPORTS_SYSFS
void sysfs_slab_unlink(struct kmem_cache *);
void sysfs_slab_release(struct kmem_cache *);
#else
static inline void sysfs_slab_unlink(struct kmem_cache *s)
{
}
static inline void sysfs_slab_release(struct kmem_cache *s)
{
}
......
......@@ -567,10 +567,14 @@ static int shutdown_cache(struct kmem_cache *s)
list_del(&s->list);
if (s->flags & SLAB_TYPESAFE_BY_RCU) {
#ifdef SLAB_SUPPORTS_SYSFS
sysfs_slab_unlink(s);
#endif
list_add_tail(&s->list, &slab_caches_to_rcu_destroy);
schedule_work(&slab_caches_to_rcu_destroy_work);
} else {
#ifdef SLAB_SUPPORTS_SYSFS
sysfs_slab_unlink(s);
sysfs_slab_release(s);
#else
slab_kmem_cache_release(s);
......
......@@ -5667,7 +5667,6 @@ static void sysfs_slab_remove_workfn(struct work_struct *work)
kset_unregister(s->memcg_kset);
#endif
kobject_uevent(&s->kobj, KOBJ_REMOVE);
kobject_del(&s->kobj);
out:
kobject_put(&s->kobj);
}
......@@ -5752,6 +5751,12 @@ static void sysfs_slab_remove(struct kmem_cache *s)
schedule_work(&s->kobj_remove_work);
}
void sysfs_slab_unlink(struct kmem_cache *s)
{
if (slab_state >= FULL)
kobject_del(&s->kobj);
}
void sysfs_slab_release(struct kmem_cache *s)
{
if (slab_state >= FULL)
......
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