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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drm/msm/gem: Drop obj lock in msm_gem_free_object()
On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 02:28:25PM -0700, Rob Clark wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 1:58 PM Daniel Vetter <daniel@ffwll.ch> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 06:59:46AM -0700, Rob Clark wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 1:28 AM Stephen Boyd <swboyd@chromium.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Quoting Rob Clark (2022-06-13 13:50:32)
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_gem.h b/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_gem.h
> > > > > index d608339c1643..432032ad4aed 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_gem.h
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_gem.h
> > > > > @@ -229,7 +229,19 @@ msm_gem_unlock(struct drm_gem_object *obj)
> > > > > static inline bool
> > > > > msm_gem_is_locked(struct drm_gem_object *obj)
> > > > > {
> > > > > - return dma_resv_is_locked(obj->resv);
> > > > > + /*
> > > > > + * Destroying the object is a special case.. msm_gem_free_object()
> > > > > + * calls many things that WARN_ON if the obj lock is not held. But
> > > > > + * acquiring the obj lock in msm_gem_free_object() can cause a
> > > > > + * locking order inversion between reservation_ww_class_mutex and
> > > > > + * fs_reclaim.
> > > > > + *
> > > > > + * This deadlock is not actually possible, because no one should
> > > > > + * be already holding the lock when msm_gem_free_object() is called.
> > > > > + * Unfortunately lockdep is not aware of this detail. So when the
> > > > > + * refcount drops to zero, we pretend it is already locked.
> > > > > + */
> > > > > + return dma_resv_is_locked(obj->resv) || (kref_read(&obj->refcount) == 0);
> > > >
> > > > Instead of modifying this function can we push down the fact that this
> > > > function is being called from the free path and skip checking this
> > > > condition in that case? Or add some "_locked/free_path" wrappers that
> > > > skip the lock assertion? That would make it clearer to understand while
> > > > reading the code that it is locked when it is asserted to be locked, and
> > > > that we don't care when we're freeing because all references to the
> > > > object are gone.
> > >
> > > that was my earlier attempt, and I wasn't too happy with the result.
> > > And then I realized if refcount==0 then by definition we aren't racing
> > > with anyone else ;-)
> >
> > I think that's not entirely correct, at least not for fairly reasonable
> > shrinker designs:
> >
> > If the shrinker trylocks for throwing stuff out it might race with a
> > concurrent finalization. Depends a bit upon your design, but usually
> > that's possible.
>
> Kinda but in fact no. At least not if your shrinker is designed properly.
>
> The shrinker does kref_get_unless_zero() and bails in the case that
> we've already started finalizing. See:
>
> https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/patch/490160/

Oh you have the order differently than what I'd have typed. If you do
dma_resv_trylock under the lru lock then the kref_get_unless_zero isn't
needed.

Ofc if you do it like you do then you need your locking check trickery.

> > There won't be a problem since you'll serialize on a lock eventually. But
> > if you drop all your locking debug checks like this then it's very hard to
> > figure this out :-)
> >
> > Ofc you can adjust your refcounting scheme to make this impossible, but
> > then there's also not really any need to call any functions which might
> > need some locking, since by that time all that stuff must have been
> > cleaned up already (or the refcount could not have dropped to zero). Like
> > if any iova mapping holds a reference you never have these problems.
> >
> > Long story short, this kind of design freaks me out big time. Especially
> > when it involves both a cross-driver refcount like the gem_bo one and a
> > cross driver lock ...
> >
> > The standard way to fix this is to trylock dma_resv on cleanup and push to
> > a worker if you can't get it. This is what ttm and i915 does. Might be
> > good to lift that into drm_gem.c helpers and just use it.
>
> We used to do that (but unconditionally).. and got rid of it because
> it was causing jank issues (lots of queued up finalizers delaying
> retire work, or something along those lines, IIRC). I guess back then
> struct_mutex was also involved, and it might not be as bad if we only
> took the async path if we didn't win the trylock. But IMO that is
> totally unnecessary. And I kinda am skeptical about pushing too much
> locking stuff to drm core.

Yeah with dev->struct_mutex and unconditionally it's going to be terrible.
It really should't be that bad.

Pulling back into the big picture, I really don't like drivers to spin
their own world for this stuff. And with the ttm drivers (and the i915-gem
one or so) doing one thing, I think msm should do the same. Unless there's
a reason why that's really stupid, and then we should probably switch ttm
over to that too?

If ever driver uses dma_resv differently in the cleanup paths (which are
really the tricky ones) then cross driver code reading becomes an exercise
in pitfall counting and leg regeneration :-(

Also I really don't care about which bikeshed we settle on, as least as
they're all the same.
-Daniel
--
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch

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