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SubjectRe: qemu-arm: zram: mkfs.ext4 : Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000140
On (22/06/08 11:42), Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> > This looks like a NULL lock->name dereference in lockdep. I suspect
> > that somehow local_lock doesn't get .dep_map initialized. Maybe running
> > the kernel with CONFIG_DEBUG_LOCK_ALLOC would help us? Naresh, can you
> > help us with this?
> Hmm, actually, hold on. mapping_area is per-CPU, so what happens if CPU
> get offlined and onlined again? I don't see us re-initializing mapping_area
> local_lock_init(&zs_map_area.lock) and so on.

Something like this?


diff --git a/mm/zsmalloc.c b/mm/zsmalloc.c
index 9152fbde33b5..ea434a5226a3 100644
--- a/mm/zsmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/zsmalloc.c
@@ -1104,6 +1104,8 @@ static struct zspage *find_get_zspage(struct size_class *class)

static inline int __zs_cpu_up(struct mapping_area *area)
+ local_lock_init(&area->lock);
* Make sure we don't leak memory if a cpu UP notification
* and zs_init() race and both call zs_cpu_up() on the same cpu
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