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Le dimanche 15 août 2010 à 12:55 +0200, Eric Dumazet a écrit :

> We have one lock per cpu, and only one cpu can possibly lock its
> associated lock under softirq. So the usual lockdep check, warning a
> lock is taken with BH enabled, while same lock was taken inside softirq
> handler is triggering a false positive here.
>
> I believe no existing lockdep annotation can instruct lockdep this use
> is OK, I guess we have following choice :
>
> 1) Mask BH again, using xt_info_wrlock_lockdep(cpu) instead of
> xt_info_wrlock(cpu).
>
> xt_info_wrlock_lockdep() being a variant, that disables BH in case
> CONFIG_PROVE_LOCKING=y
>
> 2) temporally switch off lockdep in get_counters(), using a
> lockdep_off()/lockdep_on() pair, and a comment why this is necessary.
>

In any case, here is patch implementing the later

CC Patrick, our netfilter maintainer...

Maybe lockdep rules could be improved to take care of this later ?

Thanks

[PATCH] netfilter: {ip,ip6,arp}_tables: avoid lockdep false positive
After commit 24b36f019 (netfilter: {ip,ip6,arp}_tables: dont block
bottom half more than necessary), lockdep can raise a warning
because we attempt to lock a spinlock with BH enabled, while
the same lock is usually locked by another cpu in a softirq context.
In this use case, the lockdep splat is a false positive, because
the BH disabling only matters for one cpu for a given lock
(we use one lock per cpu).

Use lockdep_off()/lockdep_on() around the problematic section to
avoid the splat.

Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diagnosed-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
CC: Patrick McHardy <kaber@trash.net>
---
net/ipv4/netfilter/arp_tables.c | 3 +++
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c | 3 +++
net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c | 3 +++
3 files changed, 9 insertions(+)
diff --git a/net/ipv4/netfilter/arp_tables.c b/net/ipv4/netfilter/arp_tables.c
index 6bccba3..b4f7ebf 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/netfilter/arp_tables.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/netfilter/arp_tables.c
@@ -729,8 +729,10 @@ static void get_counters(const struct xt_table_info *t,
local_bh_enable();
/* Processing counters from other cpus, we can let bottom half enabled,
* (preemption is disabled)
+ * We must turn off lockdep to avoid a false positive.
*/

+ lockdep_off();
for_each_possible_cpu(cpu) {
if (cpu == curcpu)
continue;
@@ -743,6 +745,7 @@ static void get_counters(const struct xt_table_info *t,
}
xt_info_wrunlock(cpu);
}
+ lockdep_on();
put_cpu();
}

diff --git a/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c b/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c
index c439721..dc5b2fd 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c
@@ -903,8 +903,10 @@ get_counters(const struct xt_table_info *t,
local_bh_enable();
/* Processing counters from other cpus, we can let bottom half enabled,
* (preemption is disabled)
+ * We must turn off lockdep to avoid a false positive.
*/

+ lockdep_off();
for_each_possible_cpu(cpu) {
if (cpu == curcpu)
continue;
@@ -917,6 +919,7 @@ get_counters(const struct xt_table_info *t,
}
xt_info_wrunlock(cpu);
}
+ lockdep_on();
put_cpu();
}

diff --git a/net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c b/net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c
index 5359ef4..fb55443 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c
@@ -916,8 +916,10 @@ get_counters(const struct xt_table_info *t,
local_bh_enable();
/* Processing counters from other cpus, we can let bottom half enabled,
* (preemption is disabled)
+ * We must turn off lockdep to avoid a false positive.
*/

+ lockdep_off();
for_each_possible_cpu(cpu) {
if (cpu == curcpu)
continue;
@@ -930,6 +932,7 @@ get_counters(const struct xt_table_info *t,
}
xt_info_wrunlock(cpu);
}
+ lockdep_on();
put_cpu();
}


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