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From: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>
To: John Ogness <john.ogness@linutronix.de>
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 4/6] fs/dcache: Avoid the try_lock loops in dentry_kill()
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:12:14 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180223031214.GW30522@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180223022242.GV30522@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 02:22:43AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:

> No.  This is completely wrong.  If somebody else has found the sucker
> while we dropped the lock and even got around to playing with refcount,
> they might have done more than that.
> 
> In particular, they might have *dropped* their reference, after e.g.
> picking it as our inode's alias and rehashed the fucker.  Making
> our decision not to retain it no longer valid.  And your code will
> not notice that.

PS: I really wonder if we should treat the failure to trylock ->i_lock
and parent's ->d_lock at that point (we are already off the fast path
here) as
	* drop all spinlocks we'd got
	* grab ->i_lock
	* grab ->d_lock
	* lock_parent()
	* act as if fast_dput() has returned 0, only remember to drop ->i_lock
and unlock parent before dropping ->d_lock if we decide to keep it.

IOW, add

static inline bool retain_dentry(struct dentry *dentry)
{
        WARN_ON(d_in_lookup(dentry));

        /* Unreachable? Get rid of it */
        if (unlikely(d_unhashed(dentry)))
                return false;

        if (unlikely(dentry->d_flags & DCACHE_DISCONNECTED))
                return false;

        if (unlikely(dentry->d_flags & DCACHE_OP_DELETE)) {
                if (dentry->d_op->d_delete(dentry))
                        return false;
        }

	dentry_lru_add(dentry);
	dentry->d_lockref.count--;
	return true;
}

then have dput() do
{
        if (unlikely(!dentry))
                return;
repeat:
        might_sleep();

        rcu_read_lock();
        if (likely(fast_dput(dentry))) {
                rcu_read_unlock();
                return;
        }

        /* Slow case: now with the dentry lock held */
        rcu_read_unlock();
	if (likely(retain_dentry(dentry))) {
		spin_unlock(&dentry->d_lock);
		return;
	}
	dentry = dentry_kill(dentry);
	if (dentry)
		goto repeat;
}

with dentry_kill() being pretty much as it is now, except that
it would be ending on

failed:
	spin_unlock(&dentry->d_lock);
	spin_lock(&inode->i_lock);
	spin_lock(&dentry->d_lock);
	parent = lock_parent(dentry);
	/* retain_dentry() needs ->count == 1 already checked)
	if (dentry->d_lockref.count == 1 && !retain_dentry(dentry)) {
		__dentry_kill(dentry);
		return parent;
	}
	/* we are keeping it, after all */
	if (inode)
		spin_unlock(&inode->i_lock);
	spin_unlock(&dentry->d_lock);
	if (parent)
		spin_unlock(&parent->d_lock);
	return NULL;
}

  reply	other threads:[~2018-02-23  3:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-22 23:50 [PATCH v2 0/6] fs/dcache: avoid trylock loops John Ogness
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 1/6] fs/dcache: Remove stale comment from dentry_kill() John Ogness
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 2/6] fs/dcache: Move dentry_kill() below lock_parent() John Ogness
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 3/6] fs/dcache: Avoid the try_lock loop in d_delete() John Ogness
2018-02-23  2:08   ` Al Viro
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 4/6] fs/dcache: Avoid the try_lock loops in dentry_kill() John Ogness
2018-02-23  2:22   ` Al Viro
2018-02-23  3:12     ` Al Viro [this message]
2018-02-23  3:16       ` Al Viro
2018-02-23  5:46       ` Al Viro
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 5/6] fs/dcache: Avoid a try_lock loop in shrink_dentry_list() John Ogness
2018-02-23  3:48   ` Al Viro
2018-02-22 23:50 ` [PATCH v2 6/6] fs/dcache: Avoid remaining " John Ogness
2018-02-23  3:58   ` Al Viro
2018-02-23  4:08     ` Al Viro
2018-02-23 13:57       ` John Ogness
2018-02-23 15:09         ` Al Viro
2018-02-23 17:42           ` Al Viro
2018-02-23 20:13             ` [BUG] lock_parent() breakage when used from shrink_dentry_list() (was Re: [PATCH v2 6/6] fs/dcache: Avoid remaining try_lock loop in shrink_dentry_list()) Al Viro
2018-02-23 21:35               ` Linus Torvalds
2018-02-24  0:22                 ` Al Viro
2018-02-25  7:40                   ` Al Viro
2018-02-27  5:16                     ` dcache: remove trylock loops (was Re: [BUG] lock_parent() breakage when used from shrink_dentry_list()) John Ogness
2018-03-12 19:13                       ` Al Viro
2018-03-12 20:05                         ` Al Viro
2018-03-12 20:33                           ` Al Viro
2018-03-13  1:12                           ` NeilBrown
2018-04-28  0:10                             ` Al Viro
2018-03-12 20:23                         ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-12 20:39                           ` Al Viro
2018-03-12 23:28                             ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-12 23:52                               ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-13  0:37                                 ` Al Viro
2018-03-13  0:50                                   ` Al Viro
2018-03-13  4:02                                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-14 23:20                                     ` [PATCH] fs: Teach path_connected to handle nfs filesystems with multiple roots Eric W. Biederman
2018-03-15 22:34                                       ` Al Viro
2018-03-13  0:36                               ` dcache: remove trylock loops (was Re: [BUG] lock_parent() breakage when used from shrink_dentry_list()) Al Viro
2018-03-12 22:14                         ` Thomas Gleixner
2018-03-13 20:46                         ` John Ogness
2018-03-13 21:05                           ` John Ogness
2018-03-13 23:59                             ` Al Viro
2018-03-14  2:58                               ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-03-14  8:18                               ` John Ogness
2018-03-02  9:04                     ` [BUG] lock_parent() breakage when used from shrink_dentry_list() (was Re: [PATCH v2 6/6] fs/dcache: Avoid remaining try_lock loop in shrink_dentry_list()) Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2018-02-23  0:59 ` [PATCH v2 0/6] fs/dcache: avoid trylock loops Linus Torvalds

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