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From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: INFO: possible circular locking dependency detected
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:18:09 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20110714191809.GF2349@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1310665613.27864.50.camel@gandalf.stny.rr.com>

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 01:46:53PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> egad! Looking at this code more, there's nothing keeping
> t->rcu_read_unlock_special safe! If it can be modified by the kthread,
> and current, then we must use atomic operations or modify under lock.
> Otherwise the old read/modify/write can corrupt it.
> 
> 		t->rcu_read_unlock_special &= ~RCU_READ_UNLOCK_BLOCKED;
> 
> is done before the lock is taken in rcu_read_unlock_special. If the
> kthread is running rcu_boost() then its code:
> 
> 	t->rcu_read_unlock_special |= RCU_READ_UNLOCK_BOOSTED;
> 
> Can even negate the removing of the RCU_READ_UNLOCK_BLOCKED!

<red face>

Excellent catch, Steve, both this and your previous email.  Really stupid
mistake on my part.  :-(

I believe that this affects only TREE_PREEMPT_RCU kernels with RCU_BOOST
set: interrupt disabling takes care of TINY_PREEMPT_RCU.  I think, anyway.

Please see below for a patch that I believe fixes this problem.
It relies on the fact that RCU_READ_UNLOCK_BOOSTED cannot be set unless
RCU_READ_UNLOCK_BLOCKED is also set, which allows the two to be in
separate variables.  The original ->rcu_read_unlock_special is handled
only by the corresponding thread, while the new ->rcu_boosted is accessed
and updated only with the rcu_node structure's ->lock held.

Thoughts?

							Thanx, Paul

------------------------------------------------------------------------

diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index 496770a..2a88747 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -1254,6 +1254,9 @@ struct task_struct {
 #ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU
 	int rcu_read_lock_nesting;
 	char rcu_read_unlock_special;
+#ifdef CONFIG_RCU_BOOST
+	int rcu_boosted;
+#endif /* #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_BOOST */
 	struct list_head rcu_node_entry;
 #endif /* #ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU */
 #ifdef CONFIG_TREE_PREEMPT_RCU
diff --git a/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h b/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h
index 75113cb..8d38a98 100644
--- a/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h
+++ b/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h
@@ -342,6 +342,11 @@ static void rcu_read_unlock_special(struct task_struct *t)
 #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_BOOST
 		if (&t->rcu_node_entry == rnp->boost_tasks)
 			rnp->boost_tasks = np;
+		/* Snapshot and clear ->rcu_boosted with rcu_node lock held. */
+		if (t->rcu_boosted) {
+			special |= RCU_READ_UNLOCK_BOOSTED;
+			t->rcu_boosted = 0;
+		}
 #endif /* #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_BOOST */
 		t->rcu_blocked_node = NULL;
 
@@ -358,7 +363,6 @@ static void rcu_read_unlock_special(struct task_struct *t)
 #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_BOOST
 		/* Unboost if we were boosted. */
 		if (special & RCU_READ_UNLOCK_BOOSTED) {
-			t->rcu_read_unlock_special &= ~RCU_READ_UNLOCK_BOOSTED;
 			rt_mutex_unlock(t->rcu_boost_mutex);
 			t->rcu_boost_mutex = NULL;
 		}
@@ -1174,7 +1178,7 @@ static int rcu_boost(struct rcu_node *rnp)
 	t = container_of(tb, struct task_struct, rcu_node_entry);
 	rt_mutex_init_proxy_locked(&mtx, t);
 	t->rcu_boost_mutex = &mtx;
-	t->rcu_read_unlock_special |= RCU_READ_UNLOCK_BOOSTED;
+	t->rcu_boosted = 1;
 	raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore(&rnp->lock, flags);
 	rt_mutex_lock(&mtx);  /* Side effect: boosts task t's priority. */
 	rt_mutex_unlock(&mtx);  /* Keep lockdep happy. */

  reply	other threads:[~2011-07-14 19:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-07-14 14:49 Sergey Senozhatsky
2011-07-14 16:41 ` Peter Zijlstra
2011-07-14 16:57   ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-14 19:16     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2011-07-14 19:15   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2011-07-14 19:34     ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-14 19:38       ` Dave Jones
2011-07-14 20:33         ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-14 19:38       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2011-07-14 16:58 ` Steven Rostedt
2011-07-14 17:02   ` Steven Rostedt
2011-07-14 17:05     ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-14 17:32       ` Steven Rostedt
2011-07-14 17:46         ` Steven Rostedt
2011-07-14 19:18           ` Paul E. McKenney [this message]
2011-07-14 19:41             ` Steven Rostedt
2011-07-14 20:33               ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-15 11:05             ` Ed Tomlinson
2011-07-15 11:29               ` Peter Zijlstra
2011-07-15 11:35                 ` Ed Tomlinson
2011-07-15 11:39                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2011-07-15 18:11                   ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-15 12:42                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-15 13:07                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2011-07-15 14:36                     ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-15 15:04                       ` Peter Zijlstra
2011-07-15 15:59                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-15 16:11                           ` Peter Zijlstra
2011-07-15 16:56                             ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-15 21:48                               ` Ed Tomlinson
2011-07-15 22:04                                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-16 19:42                                   ` Ed Tomlinson
2011-07-17  0:02                                     ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-17  1:56                                       ` Ed Tomlinson
2011-07-17 14:28                                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-18 15:15                                           ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-18  9:29                                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2011-07-18 15:29                                       ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-15 16:55                     ` Steven Rostedt
2011-07-15 17:03                       ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-15 17:16                         ` Steven Rostedt
2011-07-15 17:24                           ` Paul E. McKenney
2011-07-15 17:42                             ` Steven Rostedt
2011-07-15 18:33                               ` Paul E. McKenney
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2011-08-07 16:22 Justin P. Mattock
2011-08-11 20:57 ` Justin P. Mattock
2009-12-06 10:11 Richard Zidlicky
2009-10-10 23:09 John Kacur
2007-02-08 15:03 Pedro M. López
2006-10-16 14:05 alpha @ steudten Engineering
2006-10-16 14:32 ` Nick Piggin
2006-10-16 15:42   ` Randy Dunlap
2006-10-16 15:46     ` Nick Piggin
2006-10-19  6:02   ` Andrew Morton
2006-10-19  6:30     ` Nick Piggin

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