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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 01/21] list: Remove hlist_unhashed_lockless()
On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 03:36:23PM +0000, Will Deacon wrote:
> Commit c54a2744497d ("list: Add hlist_unhashed_lockless()") added a
> "lockless" variant of hlist_unhashed() that uses READ_ONCE() to access
> the 'pprev' pointer of the 'hlist_node', the intention being that this
> could be used by 'timer_pending()' to silence a KCSAN warning. As well
> as forgetting to add the caller, the patch also sprinkles
> {READ,WRITE}_ONCE() invocations over the standard (i.e. non-RCU) hlist
> code, which is undesirable for a number of reasons:
>
> 1. It gives the misleading impression that the non-RCU hlist code is
> in some way lock-free (despite the notable absence of any memory
> barriers!) and silences KCSAN in such cases.
>
> 2. It unnecessarily penalises code generation for non-RCU hlist users
>
> 3. It makes it difficult to introduce list integrity checks because
> of the possibility of concurrent callers.
>
> Retain the {READ,WRITE}_ONCE() invocations for the RCU hlist code, but
> remove them from the non-RCU implementation. Remove the unused
> 'hlist_unhashed_lockless()' function entirely and add the READ_ONCE()
> to hlist_unhashed(), as we do already for hlist_empty() already.
>
> Cc: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>

No objection, however 90c018942c2b ("timer: Use hlist_unhashed_lockless()
in timer_pending()") in -tip must change from hlist_unhashed_lockless()
to hlist_unhashed(). Easy fix, though, so:

Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>

> ---
> include/linux/list.h | 33 ++++++++++-----------------------
> 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/list.h b/include/linux/list.h
> index 884216db3246..4fed5a0f9b77 100644
> --- a/include/linux/list.h
> +++ b/include/linux/list.h
> @@ -777,19 +777,6 @@ static inline void INIT_HLIST_NODE(struct hlist_node *h)
> * node in unhashed state, but hlist_nulls_del() does not.
> */
> static inline int hlist_unhashed(const struct hlist_node *h)
> -{
> - return !h->pprev;
> -}
> -
> -/**
> - * hlist_unhashed_lockless - Version of hlist_unhashed for lockless use
> - * @h: Node to be checked
> - *
> - * This variant of hlist_unhashed() must be used in lockless contexts
> - * to avoid potential load-tearing. The READ_ONCE() is paired with the
> - * various WRITE_ONCE() in hlist helpers that are defined below.
> - */
> -static inline int hlist_unhashed_lockless(const struct hlist_node *h)
> {
> return !READ_ONCE(h->pprev);
> }
> @@ -852,11 +839,11 @@ static inline void hlist_del_init(struct hlist_node *n)
> static inline void hlist_add_head(struct hlist_node *n, struct hlist_head *h)
> {
> struct hlist_node *first = h->first;
> - WRITE_ONCE(n->next, first);
> + n->next = first;
> if (first)
> - WRITE_ONCE(first->pprev, &n->next);
> + first->pprev = &n->next;
> WRITE_ONCE(h->first, n);
> - WRITE_ONCE(n->pprev, &h->first);
> + n->pprev = &h->first;
> }
>
> /**
> @@ -867,9 +854,9 @@ static inline void hlist_add_head(struct hlist_node *n, struct hlist_head *h)
> static inline void hlist_add_before(struct hlist_node *n,
> struct hlist_node *next)
> {
> - WRITE_ONCE(n->pprev, next->pprev);
> - WRITE_ONCE(n->next, next);
> - WRITE_ONCE(next->pprev, &n->next);
> + n->pprev = next->pprev;
> + n->next = next;
> + next->pprev = &n->next;
> WRITE_ONCE(*(n->pprev), n);
> }
>
> @@ -881,12 +868,12 @@ static inline void hlist_add_before(struct hlist_node *n,
> static inline void hlist_add_behind(struct hlist_node *n,
> struct hlist_node *prev)
> {
> - WRITE_ONCE(n->next, prev->next);
> - WRITE_ONCE(prev->next, n);
> - WRITE_ONCE(n->pprev, &prev->next);
> + n->next = prev->next;
> + prev->next = n;
> + n->pprev = &prev->next;
>
> if (n->next)
> - WRITE_ONCE(n->next->pprev, &n->next);
> + n->next->pprev = &n->next;
> }
>
> /**
> --
> 2.20.1
>

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