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Date:	Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:05:13 -0500
From:	Sasha Levin <>
To:	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <>,
	"david S. Miller" <>
CC:	"" <>,
	LKML <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Dave Jones <>,
Subject: Re: mm: NULL ptr deref in unlink_file_vma

On 12/22/2014 01:01 PM, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 10:04:02AM -0500, Sasha Levin wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> > 
>> > While fuzzing with trinity inside a KVM tools guest running the latest -next
>> > kernel, I've stumbled on the following spew:
>> > 
>> > [  432.376425] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000038
>> > [  432.378876] IP: down_write (./arch/x86/include/asm/rwsem.h:105 ./arch/x86/include/asm/rwsem.h:121 kernel/locking/rwsem.c:71)
> Looks like vma->vm_file->mapping is NULL. Somebody freed ->vm_file from
> under us?
> I suspect Davidlohr's patchset on i_mmap_lock, but I cannot find any code
> path which could lead to the crash.

I've reported a different issue which that patchset:

I guess it could be related?

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