[Gluster-devel] Crashes with latest git code

Emmanuel Dreyfus manu at netbsd.org
Thu May 17 09:02:32 UTC 2012


I get a lot of crashes on NetBSD with latest git code. looking at core dumps,
it is obvious I get memory corruption, as I find various structure overwritten
by texts (file path or content).

Linking with electric fence produces a much earlier crash, always at the same
place. Here is how it looks: 

Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
#0  0xbb8aab70 in strlen () from /usr/lib/libc.so.12  
(gdb) bt
#0  0xbb8aab70 in strlen () from /usr/lib/libc.so.12
#1  0xbaa5ec1e in gf_strdup (src=0x0)
    at ../../../../libglusterfs/src/mem-pool.h:119
#2  0xbaa76dbf in client3_1_getxattr (frame=0xbb77f5c0, this=0xba3cd000, 
    data=0xbfbfe18c) at client3_1-fops.c:4641
#3  0xbaa59ab8 in client_getxattr (frame=0xbb77f5c0, this=0xba3cd000, 
    loc=0xb9402dd0, name=0x0, xdata=0x0) at client.c:1452
#4  0xb9ac3c7d in afr_sh_metadata_sync_prepare (frame=0xba8026bc, 
    this=0xba3ce000) at afr-self-heal-metadata.c:419
#5  0xb9ac428b in afr_sh_metadata_fix (frame=0xba8026bc, this=0xba3ce000, 
    op_ret=0, op_errno=0) at afr-self-heal-metadata.c:522
#6  0xb9abeb2b in afr_sh_common_lookup_cbk (frame=0xba8026bc, cookie=0x1, 
    this=0xba3ce000, op_ret=0, op_errno=0, inode=0xb8b001a0, buf=0xbfbfe424, 
    xattr=0xba401394, postparent=0xbfbfe3bc) at afr-self-heal-common.c:1311
#7  0xbaa6dc10 in client3_1_lookup_cbk (req=0xb92010d8, iov=0xb92010f8, 
    count=1, myframe=0xbb77f550) at client3_1-fops.c:2636

Frame 4 is this:

        STACK_WIND (frame, afr_sh_metadata_getxattr_cbk,
                    &local->loc, NULL, NULL);

Then in frame 3, I get args.name = NULL

client_getxattr (call_frame_t *frame, xlator_t *this, loc_t *loc,
                 const char *name, dict_t *xdata)
        args.name = name;
                ret = proc->fn (frame, this, &args);

In frame 2, args->name = NULL

client3_1_getxattr (call_frame_t *frame, xlator_t *this,
                    void *data)
        args = data;
        local->name = gf_strdup (args->name);

And there we will crash in gf_strdup(). The root cause is
afr_sh_metadata_sync_prepare() calling client_getxattr with NULL arguments.
The fix is beyond my knowledge of glusterfs internals, but I am sure that some
folks here will be able to comment.

Emmanuel Dreyfus
manu at netbsd.org

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