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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: core: devlink.c: Use built-in RCU list checking
On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 06:20:08PM +0100, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 05:51:41PM CET, madhuparnabhowmik10@gmail.com wrote:
> >From: Madhuparna Bhowmik <madhuparnabhowmik10@gmail.com>
> >
> >list_for_each_entry_rcu() has built-in RCU and lock checking.
> >
> >Pass cond argument to list_for_each_entry_rcu() to silence
> >false lockdep warning when CONFIG_PROVE_RCU_LIST is enabled
> >by default.
> >
> >Signed-off-by: Madhuparna Bhowmik <madhuparnabhowmik10@gmail.com>
>
> Reviewed-by: Jiri Pirko <jiri@mellanox.com>
>
> Thanks.
>
> However, there is a callpath where not devlink lock neither rcu read is
> taken:
> devlink_dpipe_table_register()->devlink_dpipe_table_find()
> I guess that was not the trace you were seeing, right?
>
>
> >---
> > net/core/devlink.c | 3 ++-
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> >diff --git a/net/core/devlink.c b/net/core/devlink.c
> >index 4c63c9a4c09e..3e8c94155d93 100644
> >--- a/net/core/devlink.c
> >+++ b/net/core/devlink.c
> >@@ -2107,7 +2107,8 @@ devlink_dpipe_table_find(struct list_head *dpipe_tables,
> > {
> > struct devlink_dpipe_table *table;
> >
> >- list_for_each_entry_rcu(table, dpipe_tables, list) {
> >+ list_for_each_entry_rcu(table, dpipe_tables, list,
> >+ lockdep_is_held(&devlink->lock)) {

Hi Jiri,

I just noticed that this patch does not compile because devlink is
not passed as an argument to devlink_dpipe_table_find() and it is not
even global. I am not sure why I didn't encounter this error before
sending the patch. Anyway, I am sorry about this.
But it seems to be the right lock that should be held and checked for
in devlink_dpipe_table_find().
So will it be okay to pass devlink to devlink_dpipe_table_find()?
Anyway devlink_dpipe_table_find() is only called from functions
within devlink.c.

Let me know what you think about this.
Thank you,
Madhuparna


> > if (!strcmp(table->name, table_name))
> > return table;
> > }
> >--
> >2.17.1
> >

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