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SubjectRe: [Patch] net: kill an RCU warning in inet_fill_link_af()
Le mercredi 01 décembre 2010 à 12:18 -0500, Thomas Graf a écrit :
> On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 05:03:06PM +0100, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > [PATCH net-next-2.6] net: kill an RCU warning in inet_fill_link_af()
> >
> > commits 9f0f7272 (ipv4: AF_INET link address family) and cf7afbfeb8c
> > (rtnl: make link af-specific updates atomic) used incorrect
> > __in_dev_get_rcu() in RTNL protected contexts, triggering PROVE_RCU
> > warnings.
> >
> > Switch to __in_dev_get_rtnl(), wich is more appropriate, since we hold
> > RTNL.
> >
> > Based on a report and initial patch from Amerigo Wang.
> RTNL is not held while dumping, it is only held for get and set, but we
> still hold rcu readlocks while dumping so there should be no asserts
> triggered. Thanks for fixing this.

Are you sure RTNL is not held while dumping ?

Patrick did the change to hold RTNL while dumping too, 3.5 years ago.
Check commits 6313c1e0992fea, 1c2d670f3660e9103 ([RTNETLINK]: Hold
rtnl_mutex during netlink dump callbacks)

If this was the case (not holding RTNL), we should use
rcu_dereference(), not rtnl_dereference()

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