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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] callchain: Annotate RCU pointer with __rcu
On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 07:48:19PM +0530, Amol Grover wrote:
> Fixes following instances of sparse error
> error: incompatible types in comparison expression
> (different address spaces)
> kernel/events/callchain.c:66:9: error: incompatible types in comparison
> kernel/events/callchain.c:96:9: error: incompatible types in comparison
> kernel/events/callchain.c:161:19: error: incompatible types in comparison
>
> This introduces the following warning
> kernel/events/callchain.c:65:17: warning: incorrect type in assignment
> which is fixed as below
>
> callchain_cpus_entries is annotated as an RCU pointer.
> Hence rcu_dereference_protected or similar RCU API is
> required to dereference the pointer.
>
> Signed-off-by: Amol Grover <frextrite@gmail.com>

Hey Peter,

Can you have a look at this patch as well? I have already done the
requested changes.

Thanks
Amol

> ---
> v2:
> - Squash both the commits into a single one.
>
> kernel/events/callchain.c | 5 +++--
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/events/callchain.c b/kernel/events/callchain.c
> index c2b41a263166..a672d02a1b3a 100644
> --- a/kernel/events/callchain.c
> +++ b/kernel/events/callchain.c
> @@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ static inline size_t perf_callchain_entry__sizeof(void)
> static DEFINE_PER_CPU(int, callchain_recursion[PERF_NR_CONTEXTS]);
> static atomic_t nr_callchain_events;
> static DEFINE_MUTEX(callchain_mutex);
> -static struct callchain_cpus_entries *callchain_cpus_entries;
> +static struct callchain_cpus_entries __rcu *callchain_cpus_entries;
>
>
> __weak void perf_callchain_kernel(struct perf_callchain_entry_ctx *entry,
> @@ -62,7 +62,8 @@ static void release_callchain_buffers(void)
> {
> struct callchain_cpus_entries *entries;
>
> - entries = callchain_cpus_entries;
> + entries = rcu_dereference_protected(callchain_cpus_entries,
> + lockdep_is_held(&callchain_mutex));
> RCU_INIT_POINTER(callchain_cpus_entries, NULL);
> call_rcu(&entries->rcu_head, release_callchain_buffers_rcu);
> }
> --
> 2.24.1
>

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