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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] locking/mutex: Fix the handoff mechanism doesn't take effect
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Please ignore this.

Thanks,
Yanfei

On 6/30/21 1:42 PM, Yanfei Xu wrote:
> Commit e274795ea7b7 ("locking/mutex: Fix mutex handoff") removes the
> judgment of "handoff" in __mutex_trylock_or_owner() as blow, it makes
> anyone can clear MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF bit when it gets the lock, even it
> is the stealing lock. That makes set of MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF by the
> top-waiter in vain.
>
> - if (handoff)
> - flags &= ~MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF;
> + flags &= ~MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF;
>
> We could fix it by setting MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF bit before the top-waiter
> in wait_list falls asleep, then It must can grab the lock after being
> woken up. Instead of probably being stolen lock by a optimistic spinner,
> and being cleared MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF bit by the task which stole the lock,
> and probably fall to sleep again without MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF due to the
> task which stole the lock falls asleep.
>
> Note: there still is a very small window that the top-waiter can't get
> the lock after being awoken because no MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF bit is observed
> in unlock path and then wake up the top-waiter. But it doesn't matter,
> the top-waiter will optimistically spin on the lock or fall asleep with
> MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF bit again.
>
> Also correct a obsolete comment in __mutex_trylock_or_owner().
>
> Fixes: e274795ea7b7 ("locking/mutex: Fix mutex handoff")
> Suggested-by: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Yanfei Xu <yanfei.xu@windriver.com>
> ---
> v1->v2:
> 1. Bring the assignment of "first" variable to the front of
> schedule_preempt_disabled() to make the top-waiter can grab the
> lock when it wakes up for the first time.
> 2. Correct the comments in __mutex_trylock_or_owner by Waiman.
> 3. Rename this patch name form "locking/mutex: fix the
> MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF bit is cleared unexpected" to "locking/mutex: Fix
> the handoff mechanism doesn't take effect"
>
> kernel/locking/mutex.c | 16 ++++++++--------
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/locking/mutex.c b/kernel/locking/mutex.c
> index 013e1b08a1bf..ba36d93e65e8 100644
> --- a/kernel/locking/mutex.c
> +++ b/kernel/locking/mutex.c
> @@ -118,9 +118,9 @@ static inline struct task_struct *__mutex_trylock_or_owner(struct mutex *lock)
> }
>
> /*
> - * We set the HANDOFF bit, we must make sure it doesn't live
> - * past the point where we acquire it. This would be possible
> - * if we (accidentally) set the bit on an unlocked mutex.
> + * Always clear the HANDOFF bit before acquiring the lock.
> + * Note that if the bit is accidentally set on an unlocked
> + * mutex, anyone can acquire it.
> */
> flags &= ~MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF;
>
> @@ -1033,17 +1033,17 @@ __mutex_lock_common(struct mutex *lock, long state, unsigned int subclass,
> }
>
> spin_unlock(&lock->wait_lock);
> - schedule_preempt_disabled();
>
> /*
> * ww_mutex needs to always recheck its position since its waiter
> * list is not FIFO ordered.
> */
> - if (ww_ctx || !first) {
> + if (ww_ctx || !first)
> first = __mutex_waiter_is_first(lock, &waiter);
> - if (first)
> - __mutex_set_flag(lock, MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF);
> - }
> + if (first)
> + __mutex_set_flag(lock, MUTEX_FLAG_HANDOFF);
> +
> + schedule_preempt_disabled();
>
> set_current_state(state);
> /*
>

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