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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 1/5] drivercore: Revert "deferral race condition fix"
I seems Grant's mail delivery bounces messages. I delibirately reduced
the Cc list for sake of ping Grant in case it would pass.

On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 8:12 PM Andy Shevchenko
<andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>
> Consider the following scenario.
>
> There are two independent devices coupled together by functional dependencies:
> - USB OTG (dwc3-pci)
> - extcon (tested with extcon-intel-mrfld, not yet in upstream)
>
> Each of the driver services a corresponding device is built as a module. In the
> Buildroot environment the modules are probed by alphabetical ordering of their
> modaliases. The latter comes to the case when USB OTG driver will be probed
> first followed by extcon one.
>
> So, if the platform anticipates extcon device to be appeared, in the above case
> we will get deferred probe of USB OTG, because of ordering.
>
> Now, a cherry on top of the cake, the deferred probing list contains
> the only two modules, i.e. USB OTG and extcon. Due to above circumstances,
> values in the local_trigger_count and deferred_trigger_count are not the same,
> and thus provokes deferred probe triggering again and again.
>
> ...
> [ 20.678332] platform dwc3.0.auto: Retrying from deferred list
> [ 20.694743] platform dwc3.0.auto: Driver dwc3 requests probe deferral
> [ 20.701254] platform dwc3.0.auto: Added to deferred list
> [ 20.706620] platform dwc3.0.auto: driver_deferred_probe_add_trigger 1 2
> [ 20.713732] platform dwc3.0.auto: Retrying from deferred list
> [ 20.730035] platform dwc3.0.auto: Driver dwc3 requests probe deferral
> [ 20.736540] platform dwc3.0.auto: Added to deferred list
> [ 20.741889] platform dwc3.0.auto: driver_deferred_probe_add_trigger 3 4
> [ 20.748991] platform dwc3.0.auto: Retrying from deferred list
> [ 20.765416] platform dwc3.0.auto: Driver dwc3 requests probe deferral
> [ 20.771914] platform dwc3.0.auto: Added to deferred list
> [ 20.777279] platform dwc3.0.auto: driver_deferred_probe_add_trigger 5 6
> ...
>
> Deeper investigation shows the culprit commit 58b116bce136
> ("drivercore: deferral race condition fix") which was dedicated to fix some
> other issue while bringing a regression.
>
> This reverts commit 58b116bce13612e5aa6fcd49ecbd4cf8bb59e835 for good until
> we will have better solution.
>
> Cc: Grant Likely <grant.likely@linaro.org>
> Cc: Peter Ujfalusi <peter.ujfalusi@ti.com>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> Cc: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
> Cc: Felipe Balbi <balbi@kernel.org>
> Cc: Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@samsung.com>
> Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
> ---
> drivers/base/dd.c | 27 ++-------------------------
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/base/dd.c b/drivers/base/dd.c
> index 169412ee4ae8..9a966e45fda5 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/dd.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/dd.c
> @@ -53,7 +53,6 @@
> static DEFINE_MUTEX(deferred_probe_mutex);
> static LIST_HEAD(deferred_probe_pending_list);
> static LIST_HEAD(deferred_probe_active_list);
> -static atomic_t deferred_trigger_count = ATOMIC_INIT(0);
> static struct dentry *deferred_devices;
> static bool initcalls_done;
>
> @@ -143,17 +142,6 @@ static bool driver_deferred_probe_enable = false;
> * This functions moves all devices from the pending list to the active
> * list and schedules the deferred probe workqueue to process them. It
> * should be called anytime a driver is successfully bound to a device.
> - *
> - * Note, there is a race condition in multi-threaded probe. In the case where
> - * more than one device is probing at the same time, it is possible for one
> - * probe to complete successfully while another is about to defer. If the second
> - * depends on the first, then it will get put on the pending list after the
> - * trigger event has already occurred and will be stuck there.
> - *
> - * The atomic 'deferred_trigger_count' is used to determine if a successful
> - * trigger has occurred in the midst of probing a driver. If the trigger count
> - * changes in the midst of a probe, then deferred processing should be triggered
> - * again.
> */
> static void driver_deferred_probe_trigger(void)
> {
> @@ -166,7 +154,6 @@ static void driver_deferred_probe_trigger(void)
> * into the active list so they can be retried by the workqueue
> */
> mutex_lock(&deferred_probe_mutex);
> - atomic_inc(&deferred_trigger_count);
> list_splice_tail_init(&deferred_probe_pending_list,
> &deferred_probe_active_list);
> mutex_unlock(&deferred_probe_mutex);
> @@ -434,19 +421,9 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(device_bind_driver);
> static atomic_t probe_count = ATOMIC_INIT(0);
> static DECLARE_WAIT_QUEUE_HEAD(probe_waitqueue);
>
> -static void driver_deferred_probe_add_trigger(struct device *dev,
> - int local_trigger_count)
> -{
> - driver_deferred_probe_add(dev);
> - /* Did a trigger occur while probing? Need to re-trigger if yes */
> - if (local_trigger_count != atomic_read(&deferred_trigger_count))
> - driver_deferred_probe_trigger();
> -}
> -
> static int really_probe(struct device *dev, struct device_driver *drv)
> {
> int ret = -EPROBE_DEFER;
> - int local_trigger_count = atomic_read(&deferred_trigger_count);
> bool test_remove = IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEBUG_TEST_DRIVER_REMOVE) &&
> !drv->suppress_bind_attrs;
>
> @@ -463,7 +440,7 @@ static int really_probe(struct device *dev, struct device_driver *drv)
>
> ret = device_links_check_suppliers(dev);
> if (ret == -EPROBE_DEFER)
> - driver_deferred_probe_add_trigger(dev, local_trigger_count);
> + driver_deferred_probe_add(dev);
> if (ret)
> return ret;
>
> @@ -559,7 +536,7 @@ static int really_probe(struct device *dev, struct device_driver *drv)
> case -EPROBE_DEFER:
> /* Driver requested deferred probing */
> dev_dbg(dev, "Driver %s requests probe deferral\n", drv->name);
> - driver_deferred_probe_add_trigger(dev, local_trigger_count);
> + driver_deferred_probe_add(dev);
> break;
> case -ENODEV:
> case -ENXIO:
> --
> 2.19.1
>


--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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