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A SLES12 SP1 LTSS system may panic in d_find_any_alias()

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)


A system with SLES12 SP1 LTSS (long term software support) and kernel 3.12.74-60.64.107-default can panic with a null pointer reference and a stack trace like:

PID: 4139   TASK: ffff8800b65cdbc0  CPU: 1   COMMAND: "nfsd"
 #0 [ffff8802231c5850] machine_kexec at ffffffff8103e0bc
 #1 [ffff8802231c5890] __crash_kexec at ffffffff810dbb4a
 #2 [ffff8802231c5950] crash_kexec at ffffffff810dbc1d
 #3 [ffff8802231c5960] oops_end at ffffffff81536f48
 #4 [ffff8802231c5980] no_context at ffffffff81529fe1
 #5 [ffff8802231c59c8] __do_page_fault at ffffffff81539775
 #6 [ffff8802231c5ac0] page_fault at ffffffff815360d8
    [exception RIP: _raw_spin_lock+0xa]                                                                                                                                                                                 
    RIP: ffffffff8153589a  RSP: ffff8802231c5b70  RFLAGS: 00010203                                                                                                                                                      
    RAX: 0000000000010000  RBX: 0000000000000002  RCX: 000000000000be34                                                                                                                                                 
    RDX: 0000000000000032  RSI: 0000000000000002  RDI: 000000000000008a                                                                                                                                                 
    RBP: ffffffffa0375830   R8: ffff8800aea71000   R9: ffff880036b84d70                                                                                                                                                 
    R10: 000000000000000f  R11: 00000000000003ff  R12: ffff8800371cc000                                                                                                                                                 
    R13: ffffffffa05381a0  R14: 0000000000000003  R15: 0000000000000081                                                                                                                                                 
    ORIG_RAX: ffffffffffffffff  CS: 0010  SS: 0018                                                                                                                                                                      
 #7 [ffff8802231c5b70] d_find_any_alias at ffffffff811c4006                                                                                                                                                             
 #8 [ffff8802231c5b88] d_obtain_alias at ffffffff811c6c5a                                                                                                                                                               
 #9 [ffff8802231c5ba8] exportfs_decode_fh at ffffffff81224a46                                                                                                                                                           
#10 [ffff8802231c5cf8] fh_verify at ffffffffa0376515 [nfsd]                                                                                                                                                             
#11 [ffff8802231c5d58] nfsd_open at ffffffffa0377c9c [nfsd]                                                                                                                                                             
#12 [ffff8802231c5d88] nfsd_read at ffffffffa0377e37 [nfsd]                                                                                                                                                             
#13 [ffff8802231c5de8] nfsd3_proc_read at ffffffffa03819c4 [nfsd]                                                                                                                                                       
#14 [ffff8802231c5e20] nfsd_dispatch at ffffffffa0372d40 [nfsd]                                                                                                                                                         
#15 [ffff8802231c5e50] svc_process_common at ffffffffa02fa0d9 [sunrpc]                                                                                                                                                  
#16 [ffff8802231c5ea8] svc_process at ffffffffa02fa458 [sunrpc]                                                                                                                                                         
#17 [ffff8802231c5ec0] nfsd at ffffffffa03726df [nfsd]                                                                                                                                                                  
#18 [ffff8802231c5ed8] kthread at ffffffff8107ed36                                                                                                                                                                      
#19 [ffff8802231c5f50] ret_from_fork at ffffffff8153df7b                                                                                                                                                                


Engineering is currently working on a fix. If you are experiencing the panic with the same pattern please open a service request with SUSE and ask for a PTF (program temporary fix).


This is caused be a different bugfix where a return code is interpreted as a pointer to an inode.

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  • Document ID:7023656
  • Creation Date: 21-Jan-2019
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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