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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5.10 518/530] mm, slub: enable slub_debug static key when creating cache with explicit debug flags
On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 07:25:24PM +0200, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 5/12/21 5:50 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 05:35:28PM +0200, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> >> On 5/12/21 4:50 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> >> > From: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
> >> >
> >> > [ Upstream commit 1f0723a4c0df36cbdffc6fac82cd3c5d57e06d66 ]
> >> >
> >> > Commit ca0cab65ea2b ("mm, slub: introduce static key for slub_debug()")
> >> > introduced a static key to optimize the case where no debugging is
> >> > enabled for any cache. The static key is enabled when slub_debug boot
> >> > parameter is passed, or CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG_ON enabled.
> >> >
> >> > However, some caches might be created with one or more debugging flags
> >> > explicitly passed to kmem_cache_create(), and the commit missed this.
> >> > Thus the debugging functionality would not be actually performed for
> >> > these caches unless the static key gets enabled by boot param or config.
> >> >
> >> > This patch fixes it by checking for debugging flags passed to
> >> > kmem_cache_create() and enabling the static key accordingly.
> >> >
> >> > Note such explicit debugging flags should not be used outside of
> >> > debugging and testing as they will now enable the static key globally.
> >> > btrfs_init_cachep() creates a cache with SLAB_RED_ZONE but that's a
> >> > mistake that's being corrected [1]. rcu_torture_stats() creates a cache
> >> > with SLAB_STORE_USER, but that is a testing module so it's OK and will
> >> > start working as intended after this patch.
> >> >
> >> > Also note that in case of backports to kernels before v5.12 that don't
> >> > have 59450bbc12be ("mm, slab, slub: stop taking cpu hotplug lock"),
> >> > static_branch_enable_cpuslocked() should be used.
> >> >
> >> > [1] https://lore.kernel.org/linux-btrfs/20210315141824.26099-1-dsterba@suse.com/
> >> >
> >> > Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210315153415.24404-1-vbabka@suse.cz
> >> > Fixes: ca0cab65ea2b ("mm, slub: introduce static key for slub_debug()")
> >> > Signed-off-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
> >> > Reported-by: Oliver Glitta <glittao@gmail.com>
> >> > Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
> >> > Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
> >> > Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org>
> >> > Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>
> >> > Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>
> >> > Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> >> > Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> >> > Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
> >>
> >> Uh, rather not release this to stable without the followup fix:
> >> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mm/20210504120019.26791-1-vbabka@suse.cz/
> >
> > Is that in Linus's tree yet? If so, what is the git id?
>
> No, it's in mmotm, so no git id yet, but should make it to Linus during 5.13 rc's.

Ok, thanks, now dropped from all 3 queues.

greg k-h

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