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Subject[PATCH v2 17/18] kvm/eventfd: Use sequence counter with associated spinlock
A sequence counter write side critical section must be protected by some
form of locking to serialize writers. A plain seqcount_t does not
contain the information of which lock must be held when entering a write
side critical section.

Use the new seqcount_spinlock_t data type, which allows to associate a
spinlock with the sequence counter. This enables lockdep to verify that
the spinlock used for writer serialization is held when the write side
critical section is entered.

If lockdep is disabled this lock association is compiled out and has
neither storage size nor runtime overhead.

Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <>
include/linux/kvm_irqfd.h | 2 +-
virt/kvm/eventfd.c | 2 +-
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/kvm_irqfd.h b/include/linux/kvm_irqfd.h
index dc1da020305b..dac047abdba7 100644
--- a/include/linux/kvm_irqfd.h
+++ b/include/linux/kvm_irqfd.h
@@ -42,7 +42,7 @@ struct kvm_kernel_irqfd {
wait_queue_entry_t wait;
/* Update side is protected by irqfds.lock */
struct kvm_kernel_irq_routing_entry irq_entry;
- seqcount_t irq_entry_sc;
+ seqcount_spinlock_t irq_entry_sc;
/* Used for level IRQ fast-path */
int gsi;
struct work_struct inject;
diff --git a/virt/kvm/eventfd.c b/virt/kvm/eventfd.c
index 67b6fc153e9c..8694a2920ea9 100644
--- a/virt/kvm/eventfd.c
+++ b/virt/kvm/eventfd.c
@@ -303,7 +303,7 @@ kvm_irqfd_assign(struct kvm *kvm, struct kvm_irqfd *args)
INIT_WORK(&irqfd->inject, irqfd_inject);
INIT_WORK(&irqfd->shutdown, irqfd_shutdown);
- seqcount_init(&irqfd->irq_entry_sc);
+ seqcount_spinlock_init(&irqfd->irq_entry_sc, &kvm->irqfds.lock);

f = fdget(args->fd);
if (!f.file) {
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