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SubjectRe: [PATCH] eventfd: Enlarge recursion limit to allow vhost to work
On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 04:44:12PM +0800, He Zhe wrote:
> commit b5e683d5cab8 ("eventfd: track eventfd_signal() recursion depth")
> introduces a percpu counter that tracks the percpu recursion depth and
> warn if it greater than zero, to avoid potential deadlock and stack
> overflow.
>
> However sometimes different eventfds may be used in parallel. Specifically,
> when heavy network load goes through kvm and vhost, working as below, it
> would trigger the following call trace.
>
> - 100.00%
> - 66.51%
> ret_from_fork
> kthread
> - vhost_worker
> - 33.47% handle_tx_kick
> handle_tx
> handle_tx_copy
> vhost_tx_batch.isra.0
> vhost_add_used_and_signal_n
> eventfd_signal
> - 33.05% handle_rx_net
> handle_rx
> vhost_add_used_and_signal_n
> eventfd_signal
> - 33.49%
> ioctl
> entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe
> do_syscall_64
> __x64_sys_ioctl
> ksys_ioctl
> do_vfs_ioctl
> kvm_vcpu_ioctl
> kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run
> vmx_handle_exit
> handle_ept_misconfig
> kvm_io_bus_write
> __kvm_io_bus_write
> eventfd_signal
>
> 001: WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 1503 at fs/eventfd.c:73 eventfd_signal+0x85/0xa0
> ---- snip ----
> 001: Call Trace:
> 001: vhost_signal+0x15e/0x1b0 [vhost]
> 001: vhost_add_used_and_signal_n+0x2b/0x40 [vhost]
> 001: handle_rx+0xb9/0x900 [vhost_net]
> 001: handle_rx_net+0x15/0x20 [vhost_net]
> 001: vhost_worker+0xbe/0x120 [vhost]
> 001: kthread+0x106/0x140
> 001: ? log_used.part.0+0x20/0x20 [vhost]
> 001: ? kthread_park+0x90/0x90
> 001: ret_from_fork+0x35/0x40
> 001: ---[ end trace 0000000000000003 ]---
>
> This patch enlarges the limit to 1 which is the maximum recursion depth we
> have found so far.
>
> The credit of modification for eventfd_signal_count goes to
> Xie Yongji <xieyongji@bytedance.com>
>

And maybe:

Fixes: b5e683d5cab8 ("eventfd: track eventfd_signal() recursion depth")

who's merging this?

> Signed-off-by: He Zhe <zhe.he@windriver.com>
> ---
> fs/eventfd.c | 3 ++-
> include/linux/eventfd.h | 5 ++++-
> 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/eventfd.c b/fs/eventfd.c
> index e265b6dd4f34..add6af91cacf 100644
> --- a/fs/eventfd.c
> +++ b/fs/eventfd.c
> @@ -71,7 +71,8 @@ __u64 eventfd_signal(struct eventfd_ctx *ctx, __u64 n)
> * it returns true, the eventfd_signal() call should be deferred to a
> * safe context.
> */
> - if (WARN_ON_ONCE(this_cpu_read(eventfd_wake_count)))
> + if (WARN_ON_ONCE(this_cpu_read(eventfd_wake_count) >
> + EFD_WAKE_COUNT_MAX))
> return 0;
>
> spin_lock_irqsave(&ctx->wqh.lock, flags);
> diff --git a/include/linux/eventfd.h b/include/linux/eventfd.h
> index fa0a524baed0..74be152ebe87 100644
> --- a/include/linux/eventfd.h
> +++ b/include/linux/eventfd.h
> @@ -29,6 +29,9 @@
> #define EFD_SHARED_FCNTL_FLAGS (O_CLOEXEC | O_NONBLOCK)
> #define EFD_FLAGS_SET (EFD_SHARED_FCNTL_FLAGS | EFD_SEMAPHORE)
>
> +/* This is the maximum recursion depth we find so far */
> +#define EFD_WAKE_COUNT_MAX 1
> +
> struct eventfd_ctx;
> struct file;
>
> @@ -47,7 +50,7 @@ DECLARE_PER_CPU(int, eventfd_wake_count);
>
> static inline bool eventfd_signal_count(void)
> {
> - return this_cpu_read(eventfd_wake_count);
> + return this_cpu_read(eventfd_wake_count) > EFD_WAKE_COUNT_MAX;
> }
>
> #else /* CONFIG_EVENTFD */
> --
> 2.17.1

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