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Date:   Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:18:55 -0500
From:   Qian Cai <cai@....pw>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
Cc:     akpm@...ux-foundation.org, esploit@...tonmail.ch,
        jejb@...ux.ibm.com, dgilbert@...erlog.com,
        martin.petersen@...cle.com, joeypabalinas@...il.com,
        walken@...gle.com, linux-mm@...ck.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] rbtree: fix the red root



On 1/11/19 6:16 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 03:58:43PM -0500, Qian Cai wrote:
>> diff --git a/lib/rbtree_test.c b/lib/rbtree_test.c
>> index b7055b2a07d3..afad0213a117 100644
>> --- a/lib/rbtree_test.c
>> +++ b/lib/rbtree_test.c
>> @@ -345,6 +345,17 @@ static int __init rbtree_test_init(void)
>>  		check(0);
>>  	}
>>  
>> +	/*
>> +	 * a little regression test to catch a bug may be introduced by
>> +	 * 6d58452dc06 (rbtree: adjust root color in rb_insert_color() only when
>> +	 * necessary)
>> +	 */
>> +	insert(nodes, &root);
>> +	nodes->rb.__rb_parent_color = RB_RED;
>> +	insert(nodes + 1, &root);
>> +	erase(nodes + 1, &root);
>> +	erase(nodes, &root);
> 
> That's not a fair test!  You're poking around in the data structure to
> create the situation.  This test would have failed before 6d58452dc06 too.
> How do we create a tree that has a red parent at root, only using insert()
> and erase()?
> 

If only I knew how to reproduce this myself, I might be able to figure out how
it ends up with the red root in the first place.

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