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authorTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>2010-10-26 14:23:05 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-26 16:52:18 -0700
commite2852ae825dba5ebc159788720baec1a28a57125 (patch)
tree9d7ed7731505ca02a0f35e8003ebe1cceefe7ecb /lib/Kconfig.debug
parent066a9be6c0124edc9527088231f03c6236be375d (diff)
percpu_counter: add debugobj support
All percpu counters are linked to a global list on initialization and removed from it on destruction. The list is walked during CPU up/down. If a percpu counter is freed without being properly destroyed, the system will oops only on the next CPU up/down making it pretty nasty to track down. This patch adds debugobj support for percpu counters so that such problems can be found easily. As percpu counters don't make sense on stack and can't be statically initialized, debugobj support is pretty simple. It's initialized and activated on counter initialization, and deactivatd and destroyed on counter destruction. With this patch applied, the bug fixed by commit 602586a83b719df0fbd94196a1359ed35aeb2df3 (shmem: put_super must percpu_counter_destroy) triggers the following warning on tmpfs unmount and the system won't oops on the next cpu up/down operation. ------------[ cut here ]------------ WARNING: at lib/debugobjects.c:259 debug_print_object+0x5c/0x70() Hardware name: Bochs ODEBUG: free active (active state 0) object type: percpu_counter Modules linked in: Pid: 3999, comm: umount Not tainted 2.6.36-rc2-work+ #5 Call Trace: [<ffffffff81083f7f>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7f/0xc0 [<ffffffff81084076>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x46/0x50 [<ffffffff813b45cc>] debug_print_object+0x5c/0x70 [<ffffffff813b50e5>] debug_check_no_obj_freed+0x125/0x210 [<ffffffff811577d3>] kfree+0xb3/0x2f0 [<ffffffff81132edd>] shmem_put_super+0x1d/0x30 [<ffffffff81162e96>] generic_shutdown_super+0x56/0xe0 [<ffffffff81162f86>] kill_anon_super+0x16/0x60 [<ffffffff81162ff7>] kill_litter_super+0x27/0x30 [<ffffffff81163295>] deactivate_locked_super+0x45/0x60 [<ffffffff81163cfa>] deactivate_super+0x4a/0x70 [<ffffffff8117d446>] mntput_no_expire+0x86/0xe0 [<ffffffff8117df7f>] sys_umount+0x6f/0x360 [<ffffffff8103f01b>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b ---[ end trace cce2a341ba3611a7 ]--- Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglxlinutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'lib/Kconfig.debug')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
index 69a32664c28..0d5c762532a 100644
--- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
@@ -317,6 +317,14 @@ config DEBUG_OBJECTS_RCU_HEAD
Enable this to turn on debugging of RCU list heads (call_rcu() usage).
+ bool "Debug percpu counter objects"
+ depends on DEBUG_OBJECTS
+ help
+ If you say Y here, additional code will be inserted into the
+ percpu counter routines to track the life time of percpu counter
+ objects and validate the percpu counter operations.
int "debug_objects bootup default value (0-1)"
range 0 1