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Subject[PATCHSET] percpu_ref, RCU: Audit RCU usages in percpu_ref users
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Hello,

Jann Horn found that aio was depending on the internal RCU grace
periods of percpu-ref and that it's broken because aio uses regular
RCU while percpu_ref uses sched-RCU.

Depending on percpu_ref's internal grace periods isn't a good idea
because

* The RCU type might not match.

* percpu_ref's grace periods are used to switch to atomic mode. They
aren't between the last put and the invocation of the last release.
This is easy to get confused about and can lead to subtle bugs.

* percpu_ref might not have grace periods at all depending on its
current operation mode.

This patchset audits all percpu_ref users for their RCU usages,
clarifies percpu_ref documentation that the internal grace periods
must not be depended upon, and introduces rcu_work to simplify
bouncing to a workqueue after an RCU grace period.

This patchset contains the following seven patches.

0001-fs-aio-Add-explicit-RCU-grace-period-when-freeing-ki.patch
0002-fs-aio-Use-RCU-accessors-for-kioctx_table-table.patch
0003-RDMAVT-Fix-synchronization-around-percpu_ref.patch
0004-HMM-Remove-superflous-RCU-protection-around-radix-tr.patch
0005-block-Remove-superflous-rcu_read_-un-lock_sched-in-b.patch
0006-percpu_ref-Update-doc-to-dissuade-users-from-dependi.patch
0007-RCU-workqueue-Implement-rcu_work.patch

0001-0003 are fixes and tagged -stable.

0004-0005 remove (seemingly) superflous RCU read lock usages.

0006 updates the doc and 0007 introduces rcu_work.

This patchset is also available in the following git tree.

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/misc.git percpu_ref-rcu-audit

diffstat follows. Thanks.

block/blk-core.c | 2 -
drivers/infiniband/sw/rdmavt/mr.c | 10 ++++---
fs/aio.c | 39 ++++++++++++++++-----------
include/linux/cgroup-defs.h | 2 -
include/linux/percpu-refcount.h | 18 ++++++++----
include/linux/workqueue.h | 38 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
kernel/cgroup/cgroup.c | 21 ++++----------
kernel/workqueue.c | 54 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
lib/percpu-refcount.c | 2 +
mm/hmm.c | 12 +-------
10 files changed, 145 insertions(+), 53 deletions(-)

--
tejun

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