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SubjectRe: [PATCH] stackdepot: Use a raw spinlock in stack depot
On Tue, May 04, 2021 at 09:23:34AM +0200, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> So why is this a false positive that we just need to silence?

No, it's a correctness issue for PREEMPT_RT.

> I see LOCKDEP is saying we are doing something wrong, and your
> description just describes how we are doing something wrong :)
> If this is a special false positive case, it would be good to have a
> comment on DEFINE_RAW_SPINLOCK explaining why we are using it.

Documentation/locking/locktypes.rst has the low-down IIRC

> I wonder why we never saw this on syzbot. Is it an RT kernel or some
> other special config?

IIRC the kernel isn't really PROVE_RAW_LOCK_NESTING=y clean yet, so
mostly these checks aren't on by default. printk() used to be a common
offender, but I've not checked the very latest printk status to see if
that got fixed meanwhile.

> A similar issue was discussed recently for RT kernel:
> https://groups.google.com/g/kasan-dev/c/MyHh8ov-ciU/m/nahiuqFLAQAJ
> And I think it may be fixable in the same way -- make stackdepot not
> allocate in contexts where it's not OK to allocate.

That would be preferable I think.

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