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SubjectRe: [PATCH] infiniband: fix a subtle race condition
On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:34 PM, Leon Romanovsky <leon@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Cong,
>
> If the compiler optimizes the first line (mutex_lock) as you wrote,
> it will reuse "f" for the second line (mutex_unlock) too.

Nope, check the assembly if you don't trust me, at least
my compiler always fetches ctx->file without this patch.

I can show you the assembly code tomorrow (too late to
access my dev machine now).


>
> You need to ensure that ucma_modify_id() doesn't run in parallel to
> anything that uses "ctx->file" directly and indirectly.
>

Talk is easy, show me the code. :) I knew there is probably
some other race with this code even after my patch, possibly with
->close() for example, but for this specific unlock warning, this patch
is sufficient. I can't solve all the races in one patch.

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