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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] lockdep: make MAX_LOCK_DEPTH configurable from Kconfig
On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 04:51:46PM -0700, Govindarajulu Varadarajan wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Sep 2017, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>
> >On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 02:42:20PM -0700, Govindarajulu Varadarajan wrote:
> >>Make MAX_LOCK_DEPTH configurable. It is set to 48 right now. Number of
> >>VFs under a PCI pf bus can exceed 48 and this disables lockdep.
> >>
> >>lockdep currently allows max of 63 held_locks.
> >
> >But why a config knob? Why not just raise the number to 64
> >unconditionally? And is that sufficient; you only state 48 is
> >insufficient, you don't actually state the VF limit.
> >
>
> I did not want to change the default configuration for everyone.
>
> I will change it 63 unconditionally in v2 and resubmit the series.

I'm not happy about having to increase MAX_LOCK_DEPTH based on a
number of VFs. I haven't had time to look at the locking strategy
you're proposing, but it just doesn't feel right to have to take 50+
locks for one operation.

Bjorn

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