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SubjectRe: spinlock assertion macros
On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 12:24:06AM +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> Acme, which is to replace all those above-the-function lock coverage
> comments with assert-like thingies:
> spin_assert(&pagemap_lru_lock);
> And everbody knows what that does: when compiled with no spinlock
> debugging it does nothing, but with spinlock debugging enabled, it oopses
> unless pagemap_lru_lock is held at that point in the code. The practical
> effect of this is that lots of 3 line comments get replaced with a
> one line assert that actually does something useful. That is, besides
> documenting the lock coverage, this thing will actually check to see if
> you're telling the truth, if you ask it to.
> Oh, and they will stay up to date much better than the comments do,
> because nobody needs to to be an ueber-hacker to turn on the option and
> post any resulting oopses to lkml.

Sounds like a great idea to me. Were you thinking of something along
the lines of what I have below or perhaps something more
sophisticated? I suppose it would be helpful to have the name of the
lock in addition to the file and line number...


diff -Naur -X /home/jbarnes/dontdiff linux-2.5.25/fs/inode.c linux-2.5.25-spinassert/fs/inode.c
--- linux-2.5.25/fs/inode.c Fri Jul 5 16:42:38 2002
+++ linux-2.5.25-spinassert/fs/inode.c Wed Jul 10 16:30:18 2002
@@ -183,6 +183,8 @@
void __iget(struct inode * inode)
+ spin_assert_locked(&inode_lock);
if (atomic_read(&inode->i_count)) {
diff -Naur -X /home/jbarnes/dontdiff linux-2.5.25/include/linux/spinlock.h linux-2.5.25-spinassert/include/linux/spinlock.h
--- linux-2.5.25/include/linux/spinlock.h Fri Jul 5 16:42:24 2002
+++ linux-2.5.25-spinassert/include/linux/spinlock.h Wed Jul 10 16:20:06 2002
@@ -118,6 +118,18 @@

#endif /* !SMP */

+ * Simple lock assertions for debugging and documenting where locks need
+ * to be locked/unlocked.
+ */
+#define spin_assert_locked(lock) if (!spin_is_locked(lock)) { printk("lock assertion failure: lock at %s:%d should be locked!\n", __FILE__, __LINE__); }
+#define spin_assert_unlocked(lock) if (spin_is_locked(lock)) { printk("lock assertion failure: lock at %s:%d should be unlocked!\n", __FILE__, __LINE__); }
+#define spin_assert_locked(lock) do { } while(0)
+#define spin_assert_unlocked(lock) do { } while(0)

asmlinkage void preempt_schedule(void);
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