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SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver core: Fix double failed probing with fw_devlink=on
Hi Saravana,

(going over old patch I still have in my local tree)

On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 6:08 PM Saravana Kannan <saravanak@google.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 12:59 PM Saravana Kannan <saravanak@google.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 11:08 AM Geert Uytterhoeven
> > <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> > > On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 7:27 PM Saravana Kannan <saravanak@google.com> wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 6:59 AM Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@kernel.org> wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 12:16 PM Geert Uytterhoeven
> > > > > <geert+renesas@glider.be> wrote:
> > > > > > With fw_devlink=permissive, devices are added to the deferred probe
> > > > > > pending list if their driver's .probe() method returns -EPROBE_DEFER.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > With fw_devlink=on, devices are added to the deferred probe pending list
> > > > > > if they are determined to be a consumer,
> > > >
> > > > If they are determined to be a consumer or if they are determined to
> > > > have a supplier that hasn't probed yet?
> > >
> > > When the supplier has probed:
> > >
> > > bus: 'platform': driver_probe_device: matched device
> > > e6150000.clock-controller with driver renesas-cpg-mssr
> > > bus: 'platform': really_probe: probing driver renesas-cpg-mssr
> > > with device e6150000.clock-controller
> > > PM: Added domain provider from /soc/clock-controller@e6150000
> > > driver: 'renesas-cpg-mssr': driver_bound: bound to device
> > > 'e6150000.clock-controller'
> > > platform e6055800.gpio: Added to deferred list
> > > [...]
> > > platform e6020000.watchdog: Added to deferred list
> > > [...]
> > > platform fe000000.pcie: Added to deferred list
> > >
> > > > > > which happens before their
> > > > > > driver's .probe() method is called. If the actual probe fails later
> > > > > > (real failure, not -EPROBE_DEFER), the device will still be on the
> > > > > > deferred probe pending list, and it will be probed again when deferred
> > > > > > probing kicks in, which is futile.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Fix this by explicitly removing the device from the deferred probe
> > > > > > pending list in case of probe failures.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Fixes: e590474768f1cc04 ("driver core: Set fw_devlink=on by default")
> > > > > > Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
> > > > >
> > > > > Good catch:
> > > > >
> > > > > Reviewed-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
> > > >
> > > > The issue is real and needs to be fixed. But I'm confused how this can
> > > > happen. We won't even enter really_probe() if the driver isn't ready.
> > > > We also won't get to run the driver's .probe() if the suppliers aren't
> > > > ready. So how does the device get added to the deferred probe list
> > > > before the driver is ready? Is this due to device_links_driver_bound()
> > > > on the supplier?
> > > >
> > > > Can you give a more detailed step by step on the case you are hitting?
> > >
> > > The device is added to the list due to device_links_driver_bound()
> > > calling driver_deferred_probe_add() on all consumer devices.
> >
> > Thanks for the explanation. Maybe add more details like this to the
> > commit text or in the code?
> >
> > For the code:
> > Reviewed-by: Saravana Kanna <saravanak@google.com>
>
> Ugh... I just realized that I might have to give this a Nak because of
> bad locking in deferred_probe_work_func(). The unlock/lock inside the
> loop is a terrible hack. If we add this patch, we can end up modifying
> a linked list while it's being traversed and cause a crash or busy
> loop (you'll accidentally end up on an "empty list"). I ran into a
> similar issue during one of my unrelated refactors.

Turns out the issue I was seeing went away due to commit
f2db85b64f0af141 ("driver core: Avoid pointless deferred probe
attempts"), so there is no need to apply this patch.


Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

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