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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] fs: nfs: dir.c: Fix sparse error
On Fri, Dec 06, 2019 at 11:00:02AM -0500, Joel Fernandes wrote:
> +Paul, here is the dependent patch for the list_prev_rcu() patch Madhuparna
> posted.

Got it, thank you!

And however this turns out, it does illustrate the value of the sparse
address-space checks!

Thanx, Paul

> On Fri, Dec 06, 2019 at 08:46:40PM +0530, madhuparnabhowmik04@gmail.com wrote:
> > From: Madhuparna Bhowmik <madhuparnabhowmik04@gmail.com>
> >
> > This patch fixes the following errors:
> > fs/nfs/dir.c:2353:14: error: incompatible types in comparison expression (different address spaces):
> > fs/nfs/dir.c:2353:14: struct list_head [noderef] <asn:4> *
> > fs/nfs/dir.c:2353:14: struct list_head *
> >
> > caused due to directly accessing the prev pointer of
> > a RCU protected list.
> > Accessing the pointer using the macro list_prev_rcu() fixes this error.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Madhuparna Bhowmik <madhuparnabhowmik04@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > fs/nfs/dir.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/fs/nfs/dir.c b/fs/nfs/dir.c
> > index e180033e35cf..2035254cc283 100644
> > --- a/fs/nfs/dir.c
> > +++ b/fs/nfs/dir.c
> > @@ -2350,7 +2350,7 @@ static int nfs_access_get_cached_rcu(struct inode *inode, const struct cred *cre
> > rcu_read_lock();
> > if (nfsi->cache_validity & NFS_INO_INVALID_ACCESS)
> > goto out;
> > - lh = rcu_dereference(nfsi->access_cache_entry_lru.prev);
> > + lh = rcu_dereference(list_prev_rcu(&nfsi->access_cache_entry_lru));
> > cache = list_entry(lh, struct nfs_access_entry, lru);
> > if (lh == &nfsi->access_cache_entry_lru ||
> > cred != cache->cred)
> > --
> > 2.17.1
> >

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