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From: Vlad Buslov <>
To: Cong Wang <>
Cc: David Miller <>,
	Linux Kernel Network Developers <>,
	Jamal Hadi Salim <>,
	Jiri Pirko <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2] net: sched: don't disable bh when accessing action idr
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 09:57:34 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed 23 May 2018 at 01:10, Cong Wang <> wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 1:03 PM, Vlad Buslov <> wrote:
>> Initial net_device implementation used ingress_lock spinlock to synchronize
>> ingress path of device. This lock was used in both process and bh context.
>> In some code paths action map lock was obtained while holding ingress_lock.
>> Commit e1e992e52faa ("[NET_SCHED] protect action config/dump from irqs")
>> modified actions to always disable bh, while using action map lock, in
>> order to prevent deadlock on ingress_lock in softirq. This lock was removed
>> from net_device, so disabling bh, while accessing action map, is no longer
>> necessary.
>> Replace all action idr spinlock usage with regular calls that do not
>> disable bh.
> While your patch is probably fine, the above justification seems not.

Sorry if I missed something. My justification is based on commit
description that added bh disable in subject code.

> In the past, tc actions could be released in BH context because tc
> filters use call_rcu(). However, I moved them to a workqueue recently.
> So before my change I don't think you can remove the BH protection,
> otherwise race with idr_remove()...

Found commit series that you described. Will modify commit message


  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-23  7:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-18 15:45 [PATCH] net: sched: don't disable bh when accessing action idr Vlad Buslov
2018-05-19  2:59 ` Cong Wang
2018-05-19 10:12   ` Vlad Buslov
2018-05-20  3:02     ` David Miller
2018-05-21 20:03       ` [PATCH net-next v2] " Vlad Buslov
2018-05-22 12:50         ` Jamal Hadi Salim
2018-05-23  1:10         ` Cong Wang
2018-05-23  6:57           ` Vlad Buslov [this message]
2018-05-23  7:32         ` Jiri Pirko
2018-05-23  8:52           ` [PATCH net-next v3] " Vlad Buslov
2018-05-23 23:14             ` Cong Wang
2018-05-24 16:54               ` Vlad Buslov

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