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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] sctp: protocol.c call rcu_barrier() on unload.
On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 11:44:23AM -0400, Vlad Yasevich wrote:
> Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 03:11:43PM +0200, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
> >> On module unload call rcu_barrier(), this is needed as synchronize_rcu()
> >> is not strong enough. The kmem_cache_destroy() does invoke
> >> synchronize_rcu() but it does not provide same protection.
> >
> > Good, looks like sctp_v4_del_protocol() invokes call_rcu(), which the
> > rcu_barrier() would then wait for. And it looks like sctp_v6_del_protocol()
> > does the same for IPv6.
> >
> > Reviewed_by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >
> >> Signed-off-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <hawk@comx.dk>
> >> ---
> >>
> >> net/sctp/protocol.c | 2 ++
> >> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/net/sctp/protocol.c b/net/sctp/protocol.c
> >> index cb2c50d..79cbd47 100644
> >> --- a/net/sctp/protocol.c
> >> +++ b/net/sctp/protocol.c
> >> @@ -1370,6 +1370,8 @@ SCTP_STATIC __exit void sctp_exit(void)
> >> sctp_proc_exit();
> >> cleanup_sctp_mibs();
> >>
> >> + rcu_barrier(); /* Wait for completion of call_rcu()'s */
> >> +
> >> kmem_cache_destroy(sctp_chunk_cachep);
> >> kmem_cache_destroy(sctp_bucket_cachep);
> >> }
>
> Shouldn't the rcu_barrier call be before sctp_free_local_addr_list()?

Hmmm... What sequence of events would lead to a failure if
rcu_barrier() is after sctp_free_local_addr_list()?

Thanx, Paul


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