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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] sunrpc/auth_gss: Call rcu_barrier() on module unload.
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On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 09:26 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 03:11:48PM +0200, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
> > As the module uses rcu_call() we should make sure that all
> > rcu callback has been completed before removing the code.
>
> Good improvement!!! Assuming that gss_svc_shutdown() and
> rpcauth_unregister() prevent any future RCU callbacks to be registered,
> this patch will fix things up.
>
> Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>
> > Signed-off-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <hawk@comx.dk>
> > ---
> >
> > net/sunrpc/auth_gss/auth_gss.c | 1 +
> > 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/net/sunrpc/auth_gss/auth_gss.c b/net/sunrpc/auth_gss/auth_gss.c
> > index e630b38..66d458f 100644
> > --- a/net/sunrpc/auth_gss/auth_gss.c
> > +++ b/net/sunrpc/auth_gss/auth_gss.c
> > @@ -1548,6 +1548,7 @@ static void __exit exit_rpcsec_gss(void)
> > {
> > gss_svc_shutdown();
> > rpcauth_unregister(&authgss_ops);
> > + rcu_barrier(); /* Wait for completion of call_rcu()'s */
> > }
> >
> > MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> >

Hmm... If this is about ensuring that all the call_rcu() callbacks
complete before we remove the module, then don't we also need similar
barriers in net/sunrpc/sunrpc_syms.c:cleanup_sunrpc() and in
fs/nfs/inode.c:exit_nfs_fs()?

Cheers
Trond
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Trond Myklebust
Linux NFS client maintainer

NetApp
Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com
www.netapp.com


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