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SubjectRe: [PATCH RT 2/2 v2] list_bl: avoid BUG when the list is not locked


On Wed, 13 Nov 2019, Nikos Tsironis wrote:

> On 11/13/19 1:16 PM, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 13 Nov 2019, Nikos Tsironis wrote:
> >
> >> On 11/12/19 6:16 PM, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> >>> list_bl would crash with BUG() if we used it without locking. dm-snapshot
> >>> uses its own locking on realtime kernels (it can't use list_bl because
> >>> list_bl uses raw spinlock and dm-snapshot takes other non-raw spinlocks
> >>> while holding bl_lock).
> >>>
> >>> To avoid this BUG, we must set LIST_BL_LOCKMASK = 0.
> >>>
> >>> This patch is intended only for the realtime kernel patchset, not for the
> >>> upstream kernel.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>
> >>>
> >>> Index: linux-rt-devel/include/linux/list_bl.h
> >>> ===================================================================
> >>> --- linux-rt-devel.orig/include/linux/list_bl.h 2019-11-07 14:01:51.000000000 +0100
> >>> +++ linux-rt-devel/include/linux/list_bl.h 2019-11-08 10:12:49.000000000 +0100
> >>> @@ -19,7 +19,7 @@
> >>> * some fast and compact auxiliary data.
> >>> */
> >>>
> >>> -#if defined(CONFIG_SMP) || defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK)
> >>> +#if (defined(CONFIG_SMP) || defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK)) && !defined(CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_BASE)
> >>> #define LIST_BL_LOCKMASK 1UL
> >>> #else
> >>> #define LIST_BL_LOCKMASK 0UL
> >>> @@ -161,9 +161,6 @@ static inline void hlist_bl_lock(struct
> >>> bit_spin_lock(0, (unsigned long *)b);
> >>> #else
> >>> raw_spin_lock(&b->lock);
> >>> -#if defined(CONFIG_SMP) || defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK)
> >>> - __set_bit(0, (unsigned long *)b);
> >>> -#endif
> >>> #endif
> >>> }
> >>>
> >>
> >> Hi Mikulas,
> >>
> >> I think removing __set_bit()/__clear_bit() breaks hlist_bl_is_locked(),
> >> which is used by the RCU variant of list_bl.
> >>
> >> Nikos
> >
> > OK. so I can remove this part of the patch.
> >
>
> I think this causes another problem. LIST_BL_LOCKMASK is used in various
> functions to set/clear the lock bit, e.g. in hlist_bl_first(). So, if we
> lock the list through hlist_bl_lock(), thus setting the lock bit with
> __set_bit(), and then call hlist_bl_first() to get the first element,
> the returned pointer will be invalid. As LIST_BL_LOCKMASK is zero the
> least significant bit of the pointer will be 1.
>
> I think for dm-snapshot to work using its own locking, and without
> list_bl complaining, the following is sufficient:
>
> --- a/include/linux/list_bl.h
> +++ b/include/linux/list_bl.h
> @@ -25,7 +25,7 @@
> #define LIST_BL_LOCKMASK 0UL
> #endif
>
> -#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_LIST
> +#if defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_LIST) && !defined(CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_BASE)
> #define LIST_BL_BUG_ON(x) BUG_ON(x)
> #else
> #define LIST_BL_BUG_ON(x)
>
> Nikos

Yes - so, submit this.

Reviewed-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>

Mikulas

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