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Date:   Tue,  2 Jun 2020 19:17:21 +0530
From:   Ritesh Harjani <>
Cc:, Jan Kara <>,,,,,,,,
        Ritesh Harjani <>
Subject: [PATCHv5 1/1] ext4: mballoc: Use raw_cpu_ptr instead of this_cpu_ptr

It doesn't really matter in ext4_mb_new_blocks() about whether the code
is rescheduled on any other cpu due to preemption. Because we care
about discard_pa_seq only when the block allocation fails and then too
we add the seq counter of all the cpus against the initial sampled one
to check if anyone has freed any blocks while we were doing allocation.

So just use raw_cpu_ptr instead of this_cpu_ptr to avoid this BUG.

BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible [00000000] code: syz-fuzzer/6927
caller is ext4_mb_new_blocks+0xa4d/0x3b70 fs/ext4/mballoc.c:4711
CPU: 1 PID: 6927 Comm: syz-fuzzer Not tainted 5.7.0-next-20200602-syzkaller #0
Hardware name: Google Google Compute Engine/Google Compute Engine, BIOS Google 01/01/2011
Call Trace:
 __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:77 [inline]
 dump_stack+0x18f/0x20d lib/dump_stack.c:118
 check_preemption_disabled+0x20d/0x220 lib/smp_processor_id.c:48
 ext4_mb_new_blocks+0xa4d/0x3b70 fs/ext4/mballoc.c:4711
 ext4_ext_map_blocks+0x201b/0x33e0 fs/ext4/extents.c:4244
 ext4_map_blocks+0x4cb/0x1640 fs/ext4/inode.c:626
 ext4_getblk+0xad/0x520 fs/ext4/inode.c:833
 ext4_bread+0x7c/0x380 fs/ext4/inode.c:883
 ext4_append+0x153/0x360 fs/ext4/namei.c:67
 ext4_init_new_dir fs/ext4/namei.c:2757 [inline]
 ext4_mkdir+0x5e0/0xdf0 fs/ext4/namei.c:2802
 vfs_mkdir+0x419/0x690 fs/namei.c:3632
 do_mkdirat+0x21e/0x280 fs/namei.c:3655
 do_syscall_64+0x60/0xe0 arch/x86/entry/common.c:359

Signed-off-by: Ritesh Harjani <>
 fs/ext4/mballoc.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
index a9083113a8c0..b79b32dbe3ea 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
@@ -4708,7 +4708,7 @@ ext4_fsblk_t ext4_mb_new_blocks(handle_t *handle,
-	seq = *this_cpu_ptr(&discard_pa_seq);
+	seq = *raw_cpu_ptr(&discard_pa_seq);
 	if (!ext4_mb_use_preallocated(ac)) {
 		ac->ac_op = EXT4_MB_HISTORY_ALLOC;
 		ext4_mb_normalize_request(ac, ar);

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