[CentOS-virt] Status of reverted Linux patch "tty: Fix ldisc crash on reopened tty", Linux 4.9 kernel frequent crashes

Johnny Hughes

johnny at centos.org
Sat Sep 2 13:12:53 UTC 2017

On 08/30/2017 03:10 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Recently Nathan March reported on centos-virt list he's getting frequent Linux kernel crashes with Linux 4.9 LTS kernel because of the missing patch "tty: Fix ldisc crash on reopened tty".
> The patch was already merged upstream here:
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=71472fa9c52b1da27663c275d416d8654b905f05
> but then reverted here:
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=896d81fefe5d1919537db2c2150ab6384e4a6610
> Nathan confirmed if he applies the patch from 71472fa9c52b1da27663c275d416d8654b905f05 to his Linux 4.9 LTS kernel the bug/problem goes away, so the patch (or similar fix) is still needed, at least for 4.9 LTS kernel.
> Mikulas reported he's able to trigger the same crash on Linux 4.10:
> https://www.spinics.net/lists/kernel/msg2440637.html
> https://lists.gt.net/linux/kernel/2664604?search_string=ldisc%20reopened;#2664604
> Michael Neuling reported he's able to trigger the bug on PowerPC:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/3/10/1582
> So now the question is.. is anyone currently working on getting this patch fixed and applied upstream? I think one of the problems earlier was being able to reliable reproduce the crash.. Nathan says he's able to reproduce it many times per week on his environment on x86_64.

I have no issues rolling this patch in , while we wait on upstream, if
it makes our tree more stable.

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