[Cake] BUG_ON vs WARN_ON

Jonathan Morton chromatix99 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 14:53:00 EDT 2016

>> I wonder what it was that caused yesterday's issues?  I really must try again when I've more time to get proper access.
> I’m having trouble reproducing it here.  I know one of my boxes froze the very first time I loaded it, but it’s been running fine ever since.  Another machine is currently refusing to insert the module, claiming a wrong exec format.  It’s all a bit bizarre.
> I do have a few more avenues of enquiry to explore, though.

Aha - I managed to capture a kernel panic, which appears to trace to the lookup in the accelerator array.  It’s a read-only access, so it only panics if it hits unpaged memory, rather than corrupting anything.  Of course, if it reads outside the array, it’ll increment the deficit by a random value, but that usually won’t prevent traffic flowing.

The lookup is indexed on the host refcnt, which I’m using as the count of flows attached to that host.  It seems likely that it isn’t being maintained correctly in all cases, so it can wrap around past zero very soon after being attached, without needing much traffic.

I’ll try to fix that, and put a sanity check in as well to be certain.

 - Jonathan Morton

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