[Drbd-dev] drbd 8.4.3: refcounter overflow on re-sync
lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Wed Sep 24 12:14:51 CEST 2014
On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 08:14:21PM +0200, Marc Schiffbauer wrote:
> * Lars Ellenberg schrieb am 23.09.14 um 13:03 Uhr:
> >On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 05:16:53PM +0200, Marc Schiffbauer wrote:
> >>* Lars Ellenberg schrieb am 19.09.14 um 16:48 Uhr:
> >>>On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 11:49:09AM +0200, Marc Schiffbauer wrote:
> >>>If you resolve that to a code line,
> >>>I may be able to figure out what PAX is talking about.
> >>>But from this stack trace alone, I have absolutely no idea what PAX
> >>>is trying to say, which refcount could possibly be meant there,
> >>>let alone why it could possibly overflow or.
> >>>Ah, ok. Looking at , "PaX Team" says:
> >>>| after having looked at the drbd code a bit i think this could be a
> >>>| real bug in drbd but only upstream can tell for sure so you'll have to
> >>>| contact them. you can show them the following that i figured out so far:
> >>>| the refcount overflow was detected in
> >>>| drivers/block/drbd/drbd_bitmap.c:bm_page_io_async at the
> >>>| atomic_add(len >> 9, &mdev->rs_sect_ev)
> >>>Well, yes, why would it not overflow.
> >>>It is *not* a refcount.
> >>>It is an atomic counter.
> >>>It is meant to overflow.
> Another question PaX-Team is asking:
> what about rs_sect_in?
That usually should not overflow, as it is typically regularly (several
times per second) reset to zero (and for other reasons).
If you manage to transfer more 2 TiByte in subseconds via a single TCP
connection, more power to you.
Still, if it should overflow (for whatever reason), no real harm done.
Arbitrarily sending a signal or terminating processes in that case would
be the only actually disturbing thing.
: Lars Ellenberg
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