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Subject[PATCH] x86/resctrl: Fix potential lockdep warning
rdtgroup_cpus_write() and mkdir_rdt_prepare() call
rdtgroup_kn_lock_live() -> kernfs_to_rdtgroup() to get 'rdtgrp', and
then call rdt_last_cmd_xxx() functions which will check if
rdtgroup_mutex is held/requires its caller to hold rdtgroup_mutex.
But if 'rdtgrp' returned from kernfs_to_rdtgroup() is NULL,
rdtgroup_mutex is not held and calling rdt_last_cmd_xxx() will result
in a lockdep warning.

Remove rdt_last_cmd_xxx() in these two paths. Just returning error
should be sufficient to report to the user that the entry doesn't exist
any more.

Fixes: 94457b36e8a5 ("x86/intel_rdt: Add diagnostics when writing the cpus file")
Fixes: cfd0f34e4cd5 ("x86/intel_rdt: Add diagnostics when making directories")
Signed-off-by: Xiaochen Shen <>
Reviewed-by: Tony Luck <>
Reviewed-by: Fenghua Yu <>
Reviewed-by: Reinette Chatre <>
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/rdtgroup.c | 4 ----
1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/rdtgroup.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/rdtgroup.c
index a46dee8e78db..2e3b06d6bbc6 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/rdtgroup.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/resctrl/rdtgroup.c
@@ -461,10 +461,8 @@ static ssize_t rdtgroup_cpus_write(struct kernfs_open_file *of,

rdtgrp = rdtgroup_kn_lock_live(of->kn);
- rdt_last_cmd_clear();
if (!rdtgrp) {
ret = -ENOENT;
- rdt_last_cmd_puts("Directory was removed\n");
goto unlock;

@@ -2648,10 +2646,8 @@ static int mkdir_rdt_prepare(struct kernfs_node *parent_kn,
int ret;

prdtgrp = rdtgroup_kn_lock_live(prgrp_kn);
- rdt_last_cmd_clear();
if (!prdtgrp) {
ret = -ENODEV;
- rdt_last_cmd_puts("Directory was removed\n");
goto out_unlock;

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