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From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.ibm.com>
To: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Naresh Kamboju <naresh.kamboju@linaro.org>,
	Dan Rue <dan.rue@linaro.org>, Matt Hart <matthew.hart@linaro.org>,
	Anders Roxell <anders.roxell@linaro.org>,
	Daniel Diaz <daniel.diaz@linaro.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 4/4] arm64: Remove unneeded rcu_read_lock from debug handlers
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 05:07:58 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190722120758.GB14271@linux.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <156378175027.12011.5591853683946780785.stgit@devnote2>

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 04:49:11PM +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> Remove rcu_read_lock()/rcu_read_unlock() from debug exception
> handlers since we are sure those are not preemptible and
> interrupts are off.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.ibm.com>

From an RCU viewpoint:

Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.ibm.com>

> ---
>  arch/arm64/kernel/debug-monitors.c |   14 ++++++++------
>  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/debug-monitors.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/debug-monitors.c
> index f8719bd30850..48222a4760c2 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/debug-monitors.c
> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/debug-monitors.c
> @@ -207,16 +207,16 @@ static int call_step_hook(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned int esr)
>  
>  	list = user_mode(regs) ? &user_step_hook : &kernel_step_hook;
>  
> -	rcu_read_lock();
> -
> +	/*
> +	 * Since single-step exception disables interrupt, this function is
> +	 * entirely not preemptible, and we can use rcu list safely here.
> +	 */
>  	list_for_each_entry_rcu(hook, list, node)	{
>  		retval = hook->fn(regs, esr);
>  		if (retval == DBG_HOOK_HANDLED)
>  			break;
>  	}
>  
> -	rcu_read_unlock();
> -
>  	return retval;
>  }
>  NOKPROBE_SYMBOL(call_step_hook);
> @@ -305,14 +305,16 @@ static int call_break_hook(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned int esr)
>  
>  	list = user_mode(regs) ? &user_break_hook : &kernel_break_hook;
>  
> -	rcu_read_lock();
> +	/*
> +	 * Since brk exception disables interrupt, this function is
> +	 * entirely not preemptible, and we can use rcu list safely here.
> +	 */
>  	list_for_each_entry_rcu(hook, list, node) {
>  		unsigned int comment = esr & ESR_ELx_BRK64_ISS_COMMENT_MASK;
>  
>  		if ((comment & ~hook->mask) == hook->imm)
>  			fn = hook->fn;
>  	}
> -	rcu_read_unlock();
>  
>  	return fn ? fn(regs, esr) : DBG_HOOK_ERROR;
>  }
> 

      reply	other threads:[~2019-07-22 12:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-22  7:48 [PATCH v2 0/4] arm64: kprobes: Fix some bugs in arm64 kprobes Masami Hiramatsu
2019-07-22  7:48 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] arm64: kprobes: Recover pstate.D in single-step exception handler Masami Hiramatsu
2019-07-23 16:03   ` James Morse
2019-07-24 13:09     ` Masami Hiramatsu
2019-07-22  7:48 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] arm64: unwind: Prohibit probing on return_address() Masami Hiramatsu
2019-07-23 16:04   ` James Morse
2019-07-24  7:39     ` Masami Hiramatsu
2019-07-22  7:48 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] arm64: Make debug exception handlers visible from RCU Masami Hiramatsu
2019-07-22 12:07   ` Paul E. McKenney
2019-07-23 17:07   ` James Morse
2019-07-24 11:47     ` Masami Hiramatsu
2019-07-22  7:49 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] arm64: Remove unneeded rcu_read_lock from debug handlers Masami Hiramatsu
2019-07-22 12:07   ` Paul E. McKenney [this message]

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