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SubjectRe: [PATCH] eventfd: Make signal recursion protection a task bit
On 7/29/21 1:01 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> The recursion protection for eventfd_signal() is based on a per CPU
> variable and relies on the !RT semantics of spin_lock_irqsave() for
> protecting this per CPU variable. On RT kernels spin_lock_irqsave() neither
> disables preemption nor interrupts which allows the spin lock held section
> to be preempted. If the preempting task invokes eventfd_signal() as well,
> then the recursion warning triggers.
> Paolo suggested to protect the per CPU variable with a local lock, but
> that's heavyweight and actually not necessary. The goal of this protection
> is to prevent the task stack from overflowing, which can be achieved with a
> per task recursion protection as well.
> Replace the per CPU variable with a per task bit similar to other recursion
> protection bits like task_struct::in_page_owner. This works on both !RT and
> RT kernels and removes as a side effect the extra per CPU storage.
> No functional change for !RT kernels.
> Reported-by: Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

Tested-by: Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <>


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