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SubjectRe: qemu-arm: zram: mkfs.ext4 : Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000140
On Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 04:54:07PM +0900, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> Hello,
> On (22/06/12 20:56), Naresh Kamboju wrote:
> >
> > I have tested this patch and the reported issue got resolved [1].
> >
> Many thanks for the tests.
> Quite honestly I was hoping that the patch would not help :) Well, ok,
> we now know that it's mapping area lock and the lockdep part of its
> memory is zero-ed out. The question is - "why?" It really should not
> be zeroed out.

Ccing Mike and Sebastian who are author/expert of the culprit patch

Naresh found zsmalloc crashed on the testing [1] and confirmed
that Sergey's patch[2] fixed the problem.
However, I don't understand why we need reinit the local_lock
on cpu_up handler[3].

Could you guys shed some light?


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