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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/3] lockdep: Make LOCKDEP_CROSSRELEASE configs all part of PROVE_LOCKING
On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:21:41AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 05:51:00PM +0900, Byungchul Park wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:52:38AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > That wouldn't work. That annotation is to help find deadlocks like:
> > >
> > >
> > > mutex_lock(&A)
> > > <work>
> > > mutex_lock(&A)
> > >
> > > flush_work(&work)
> > >
> >
> > I meant:
> >
> > mutex_lock(&A)
> > <work>
> > lockdep_map_acquire_read(&work)
> > mutex_lock(&A)
> >
> > lockdep_map_acquire(&work)
> > flush_work(&work)
> >
> > I mean it can still be detected with a read acquisition in work.
> > Am I wrong?
>
> Think so, although there's something weird with read locks that I keep
> forgetting. But I'm not sure it'll actually solve the problem. But I can

I mean, read acquisitions are nothing but ones allowing read ones to be
re-acquired legally, IOW, we want to check entrance of flush_work() and
works, not between works. That's why I suggested to use read ones in work
in that case.

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