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SubjectRe: [PATCH kernel] srcu: Fix static initialization
On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 10:41:37AM +1000, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
>
>
> On 17/09/2020 02:12, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 06:52:08AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> >> On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 03:09:41PM +1000, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
> >>> On 11/09/2020 04:53, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> >>>> On Wed, Sep 09, 2020 at 10:31:03PM +1000, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
> >
> > [ . . . ]
> >
> >>>>> init_srcu_struct_nodes() assumes ssp->sda!=NULL but alloc_percpu() fails
> >>>>> here:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/mm/percpu.c#n1734
> >>>>> ===
> >>>>> } else if (mutex_lock_killable(&pcpu_alloc_mutex)) {
> >>>>> pcpu_memcg_post_alloc_hook(objcg, NULL, 0, size);
> >>>>> return NULL;
> >>>>> ===
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I am still up to reading that osr-rcuusage.pdf to provide better
> >>>>> analysis :) Thanks,
> >>>>
> >>>> Ah, got it! Does the following patch help?
> >>>>
> >>>> There will likely also need to be changes to cleanup_srcu_struct(),
> >>>> but first let's see if I understand the problem. ;-)
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanx, Paul
> >>>>
> >>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>>>
> >>>> diff --git a/kernel/rcu/srcutree.c b/kernel/rcu/srcutree.c
> >>>> index c13348e..6f7880a 100644
> >>>> --- a/kernel/rcu/srcutree.c
> >>>> +++ b/kernel/rcu/srcutree.c
> >>>> @@ -177,11 +177,13 @@ static int init_srcu_struct_fields(struct srcu_struct *ssp, bool is_static)
> >>>> INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&ssp->work, process_srcu);
> >>>> if (!is_static)
> >>>> ssp->sda = alloc_percpu(struct srcu_data);
> >>>> + if (!ssp->sda)
> >>>> + return -ENOMEM;
> >>>> init_srcu_struct_nodes(ssp, is_static);
> >>>> ssp->srcu_gp_seq_needed_exp = 0;
> >>>> ssp->srcu_last_gp_end = ktime_get_mono_fast_ns();
> >>>> smp_store_release(&ssp->srcu_gp_seq_needed, 0); /* Init done. */
> >>>
> >>> The line above confuses me a bit. What you propose returns without
> >>> smp_store_release() called which should not matter I suppose.
> >>
> >> The idea is that if init_srcu_struct() returns -ENOMEM, the structure
> >> has not been initialized and had better not be used. If the calling code
> >> cannot handle that outcome, then the calling code needs to do something
> >> to insulate init_srcu_struct() from signals. One thing that it could
> >> do would be to invoke init_srcu_struct() from a workqueue handler and
> >> wait for this handler to complete.
> >>
> >> Please keep in mind that there is nothing init_srcu_struct() can do
> >> about this: The srcu_struct is useless unless alloc_percpu() succeeds.
> >>
> >> And yes, I do need to update the header comments to make this clear.
> >>
> >>> Otherwise it should work, although I cannot verify right now as my box
> >>> went down and since it is across Pacific - it may take time to power
> >>> cycle it :) Thanks,
> >>
> >> I know that feeling! And here is hoping that the box is out of reach
> >> of the local hot spots. ;-)
> >
> > Just following up... Did that patch help?
>
> Yes it did.
>
> Tested-by: Alexey Kardashevskiy <aik@ozlabs.ru>

Thank you, and I will apply on the next rebase.

Thanx, Paul

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