Commit 751e5f5c authored by Michal Hocko's avatar Michal Hocko Committed by Linus Torvalds

vmstat: allocate vmstat_wq before it is used

kernel test robot has reported the following crash:

  BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000100
  IP: [<c1074df6>] __queue_work+0x26/0x390
  *pdpt = 0000000000000000 *pde = f000ff53f000ff53 *pde = f000ff53f000ff53
  Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT PREEMPT SMP SMP
  CPU: 0 PID: 24 Comm: kworker/0:1 Not tainted 4.4.0-rc4-00139-g373ccbe5 #1
  Workqueue: events vmstat_shepherd
  task: cb684600 ti: cb7ba000 task.ti: cb7ba000
  EIP: 0060:[<c1074df6>] EFLAGS: 00010046 CPU: 0
  EIP is at __queue_work+0x26/0x390
  EAX: 00000046 EBX: cbb37800 ECX: cbb37800 EDX: 00000000
  ESI: 00000000 EDI: 00000000 EBP: cb7bbe68 ESP: cb7bbe38
   DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 00e0 SS: 0068
  CR0: 8005003b CR2: 00000100 CR3: 01fd5000 CR4: 000006b0
  Stack:
  Call Trace:
    __queue_delayed_work+0xa1/0x160
    queue_delayed_work_on+0x36/0x60
    vmstat_shepherd+0xad/0xf0
    process_one_work+0x1aa/0x4c0
    worker_thread+0x41/0x440
    kthread+0xb0/0xd0
    ret_from_kernel_thread+0x21/0x40

The reason is that start_shepherd_timer schedules the shepherd work item
which uses vmstat_wq (vmstat_shepherd) before setup_vmstat allocates
that workqueue so if the further initialization takes more than HZ we
might end up scheduling on a NULL vmstat_wq.  This is really unlikely
but not impossible.

Fixes: 373ccbe5 ("mm, vmstat: allow WQ concurrency to discover memory reclaim doesn't make any progress")
Reported-by: default avatarkernel test robot <ying.huang@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Tested-by: default avatarTetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 44d8a7d5
......@@ -1483,6 +1483,7 @@ static void __init start_shepherd_timer(void)
BUG();
cpumask_copy(cpu_stat_off, cpu_online_mask);
vmstat_wq = alloc_workqueue("vmstat", WQ_FREEZABLE|WQ_MEM_RECLAIM, 0);
schedule_delayed_work(&shepherd,
round_jiffies_relative(sysctl_stat_interval));
}
......@@ -1550,7 +1551,6 @@ static int __init setup_vmstat(void)
start_shepherd_timer();
cpu_notifier_register_done();
vmstat_wq = alloc_workqueue("vmstat", WQ_FREEZABLE|WQ_MEM_RECLAIM, 0);
#endif
#ifdef CONFIG_PROC_FS
proc_create("buddyinfo", S_IRUGO, NULL, &fragmentation_file_operations);
......
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