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SubjectRe: rcu: fix hlist_bl_set_first_rcu annotation
Hi,

On 03/02/13 18:39, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 07:07:57PM +0000, Steven Whitehouse wrote:
>>
>> Abhi noticed that we were getting a complaint from the RCU subsystem
>> about access of an RCU protected list under the write side bit lock.
>> This patch adds additional annotation to check both the RCU read
>> lock and the write side bit lock before printing a message.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
>> Reported-by: Abhijith Das <adas@redhat.com>
>> Tested-by: Abhijith Das <adas@redhat.com>
>
> Looks plausible to me on first glance, copying Nick Piggin and Christoph
> Hellwig. If they have no objections, I will queue this.
>
> Thanx, Paul

Has this had any attention yet? I'm also seeing the complaint quite
frequently:

[ 68.738811] ===============================
[ 68.741380] [ INFO: suspicious RCU usage. ]
[ 68.748785] 3.8.0-0.rc7.git1.1.fc19.x86_64 #1 Not tainted
[ 68.750841] -------------------------------
[ 68.752418] include/linux/rculist_bl.h:23 suspicious
rcu_dereference_check() usage!
[ 68.755264]
[ 68.755264] other info that might help us debug this:
[ 68.755264]
[ 68.758030]
[ 68.758030] rcu_scheduler_active = 1, debug_locks = 0
[ 68.760316] 1 lock held by mount/476:
[ 68.761896] #0: (&type->s_umount_key#38/1){+.+.+.}, at:
[<ffffffff811dbbee>] sget+0x39e/0x670
[ 68.767115]
[ 68.767115] stack backtrace:
[ 68.769529] Pid: 476, comm: mount Not tainted
3.8.0-0.rc7.git1.1.fc19.x86_64 #1
[ 68.772095] Call Trace:
[ 68.772995] [<ffffffff810d73b7>] lockdep_rcu_suspicious+0xe7/0x120
[ 68.775184] [<ffffffffa00e3238>] search_bucket+0x118/0x160 [gfs2]
[ 68.777559] [<ffffffffa00e47c3>] gfs2_glock_get+0x603/0x7b0 [gfs2]
[ 68.780749] [<ffffffffa00e41c5>] ? gfs2_glock_get+0x5/0x7b0 [gfs2]
[ 68.784173] [<ffffffffa00e6db9>] gfs2_glock_nq_num+0x29/0x90 [gfs2]
[ 68.786551] [<ffffffffa00f2b79>] gfs2_mount+0x869/0xf30 [gfs2]
[ 68.788672] [<ffffffff810ad428>] ? sched_clock_cpu+0xa8/0x100
[ 68.790739] [<ffffffff810d561d>] ? trace_hardirqs_off+0xd/0x10
[ 68.793042] [<ffffffff810ad56f>] ? local_clock+0x5f/0x70
[ 68.794940] [<ffffffff81702500>] ? __mutex_unlock_slowpath+0x80/0x170
[ 68.798236] [<ffffffff811dcb49>] mount_fs+0x39/0x1b0
[ 68.800409] [<ffffffff811879c0>] ? __alloc_percpu+0x10/0x20
[ 68.803692] [<ffffffff811fa8e3>] vfs_kern_mount+0x63/0xf0
[ 68.806773] [<ffffffff811fcfb5>] do_mount+0x205/0xa90
[ 68.809669] [<ffffffff8118c8ec>] ? might_fault+0x5c/0xb0
[ 68.812717] [<ffffffff811819fb>] ? strndup_user+0x4b/0xf0
[ 68.816066] [<ffffffff811fd8c3>] sys_mount+0x83/0xc0
[ 68.818284] [<ffffffff8170ead9>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

It would be good to have this silenced for 3.8 but I think there's not
long to go.

Thanks,
Andy

>> diff --git a/include/linux/list_bl.h b/include/linux/list_bl.h
>> index 31f9d75..2eb8855 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/list_bl.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/list_bl.h
>> @@ -125,6 +125,11 @@ static inline void hlist_bl_unlock(struct hlist_bl_head *b)
>> __bit_spin_unlock(0, (unsigned long *)b);
>> }
>>
>> +static inline bool hlist_bl_is_locked(struct hlist_bl_head *b)
>> +{
>> + return bit_spin_is_locked(0, (unsigned long *)b);
>> +}
>> +
>> /**
>> * hlist_bl_for_each_entry - iterate over list of given type
>> * @tpos: the type * to use as a loop cursor.
>> diff --git a/include/linux/rculist_bl.h b/include/linux/rculist_bl.h
>> index cf1244f..4f216c5 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/rculist_bl.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/rculist_bl.h
>> @@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ static inline void hlist_bl_set_first_rcu(struct hlist_bl_head *h,
>> static inline struct hlist_bl_node *hlist_bl_first_rcu(struct hlist_bl_head *h)
>> {
>> return (struct hlist_bl_node *)
>> - ((unsigned long)rcu_dereference(h->first) & ~LIST_BL_LOCKMASK);
>> + ((unsigned long)rcu_dereference_check(h->first, hlist_bl_is_locked(h)) & ~LIST_BL_LOCKMASK);
>> }
>>
>> /**
>>
>>


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