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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 2/2] locking/percpu-rwsem: Mark rwsem as non-spinnable in percpu_rwsem_release()
On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 03:31:07PM -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
> The percpu_rwsem_release() is called when the ownership of the embedded
> rwsem is to be transferred to another task. The new owner, however, may
> take a while to get the ownership of the lock via percpu_rwsem_acquire().
> During that period, the rwsem is now marked as writer-owned with no
> optimistic spinning.
>
> Signed-off-by: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
> ---
> include/linux/percpu-rwsem.h | 6 +++---
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/percpu-rwsem.h b/include/linux/percpu-rwsem.h
> index b1f37a8..dd37102 100644
> --- a/include/linux/percpu-rwsem.h
> +++ b/include/linux/percpu-rwsem.h
> @@ -131,16 +131,16 @@ static inline void percpu_rwsem_release(struct percpu_rw_semaphore *sem,
> bool read, unsigned long ip)
> {
> lock_release(&sem->rw_sem.dep_map, 1, ip);
> -#ifdef CONFIG_RWSEM_SPIN_ON_OWNER
> if (!read)
> - sem->rw_sem.owner = NULL;
> -#endif
> + rwsem_set_writer_owned_nospin(&sem->rw_sem);
> }
>
> static inline void percpu_rwsem_acquire(struct percpu_rw_semaphore *sem,
> bool read, unsigned long ip)
> {
> lock_acquire(&sem->rw_sem.dep_map, 0, 1, read, 1, NULL, ip);
> + if (!read)
> + rwsem_set_writer_owned(&sem->rw_sem, current);
> }

So what's wrong with adding:

if (!read)
sem->rw_sem.owner = current;

?

Afaict the whole .owner=NULL thing in release already stops the spinners
dead, and the above 'fixes' the debug splat. And this avoids exposing
that horrible interface and keeps the mucking private to
rwsem/percpu_rwsem.

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