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SubjectRe: Linux 5.18-rc4
On Mon, Jun 06, 2022 at 02:00:33PM -0700, John Johansen wrote:
> On 6/6/22 13:23, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 06, 2022 at 12:19:36PM -0700, John Johansen wrote:
> >>> I suspect that part is that both Apparmor and IPC use the idr local lock.
> >>>
> >> bingo,
> >>
> >> apparmor moved its secids allocation from a custom radix tree to idr in
> >>
> >> 99cc45e48678 apparmor: Use an IDR to allocate apparmor secids
> >>
> >> and ipc is using the idr for its id allocation as well
> >>
> >> I can easily lift the secid() allocation out of the ctx->lock but that
> >> would still leave it happening under the file_lock and not fix the problem.
> >> I think the quick solution would be for apparmor to stop using idr, reverting
> >> back at least temporarily to the custom radix tree.
> >
> > How about moving forward to the XArray that doesn't use that horrid
> > prealloc gunk? Compile tested only.
> >
>
> I'm not very familiar with XArray but it does seem like a good fit. We do try
> to keep the secid allocation dense, ideally no holes. Wrt the current locking
> issue I want to hear what Thomas has to say. Regardless I am looking into
> whether we should just switch to XArrays going forward.

Nothing from Thomas ... shall we just go with this? Do you want a
commit message, etc for the patch?

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