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SubjectRe: [PATCH] locking/refcount: add sparse annotations to dec-and-lock functions
On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 10:43:20AM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 12:49:18PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 09:29:22AM -0600, Eric Biggers wrote:
> > > From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
> > >
> > > Wrap refcount_dec_and_lock() and refcount_dec_and_lock_irqsave() with
> > > macros using __cond_lock() so that 'sparse' doesn't report warnings
> > > about unbalanced locking when using them.
> > >
> > > This is the same thing that's done for their atomic_t equivalents.
> > >
> > > Don't annotate refcount_dec_and_mutex_lock(), because mutexes don't
> > > currently have sparse annotations.
> >
> > I so f'ing hate that __cond_lock() crap. Previously I've suggested
> > fixing sparse instead of making such an atrocious trainwreck of the
> > code.
>
> Ew, I never noticed these before. That is pretty ugly. Can't __acquire()
> be used directly in the functions instead of building the nasty
> wrappers?

The annotation needs to go in the .h file, not the .c file, because sparse only
analyzes individual translation units.

It needs to be a wrapper macro because it needs to tie the acquisition of the
lock to the return value being true. I.e. there's no annotation you can apply
directly to the function prototype that means "if this function returns true, it
acquires the lock that was passed in parameter N".

- Eric

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