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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] smp/hotplug annotations
On Tue, 5 Sep 2017, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> These two patches appear to make hotplug work again without tripping lockdep.

They cover the case where the plug/unplug succeeds, but they will not work
when a plug/unplug operation fails, because after a fail it rolls back
automatically, so in case UP fails, it will go down again, but the
initiator side still waits on the 'UP' completion. Same issue on down.

I think that extra lockdep magic can be avoided completely by splitting the
completions into a 'up' and a 'down' completion, but that only solves a
part of the problem. The current failure handling does an automated
rollback, so if UP fails somewhere the AP rolls back, which means it
invokes the down callbacks. DOWN the other way round.

We can solve that by changing the way how rollback is handled so it does
not automatically roll back.

if (callback() < 0) {

and on the control side have


if (UP->failed) {

It's not entirely trivial, but I haven't seen a real problem with it yet.



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