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Date:   Thu, 11 Feb 2021 14:54:23 +0100
From:   Alexander Lochmann <alexander.lochmann@...dortmund.de>
To:     unlisted-recipients:; (no To-header on input)
Cc:     Alexander Lochmann <alexander.lochmann@...dortmund.de>,
        Horst Schirmeier <horst.schirmeier@...dortmund.de>,
        "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.com>,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH v2] Updated locking documentation for transaction_t

Some members of transaction_t are allowed to be read without
any lock being held if accessed from the correct context.
We used LockDoc's findings to determine those members.
Each member of them is marked with a short comment:
"no lock needed for jbd2 thread".

Signed-off-by: Alexander Lochmann <alexander.lochmann@...dortmund.de>
Signed-off-by: Horst Schirmeier <horst.schirmeier@...dortmund.de>
---
 include/linux/jbd2.h | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/jbd2.h b/include/linux/jbd2.h
index 99d3cd051ac3..1f19d19f6435 100644
--- a/include/linux/jbd2.h
+++ b/include/linux/jbd2.h
@@ -594,18 +594,18 @@ struct transaction_s
 	 */
 	unsigned long		t_log_start;
 
-	/* Number of buffers on the t_buffers list [j_list_lock] */
+	/* Number of buffers on the t_buffers list [j_list_lock, no locks needed for jbd2 thread] */
 	int			t_nr_buffers;
 
 	/*
 	 * Doubly-linked circular list of all buffers reserved but not yet
-	 * modified by this transaction [j_list_lock]
+	 * modified by this transaction [j_list_lock, no locks needed for jbd2 thread]
 	 */
 	struct journal_head	*t_reserved_list;
 
 	/*
 	 * Doubly-linked circular list of all metadata buffers owned by this
-	 * transaction [j_list_lock]
+	 * transaction [j_list_lock, no locks needed for jbd2 thread]
 	 */
 	struct journal_head	*t_buffers;
 
@@ -631,7 +631,7 @@ struct transaction_s
 	/*
 	 * Doubly-linked circular list of metadata buffers being shadowed by log
 	 * IO.  The IO buffers on the iobuf list and the shadow buffers on this
-	 * list match each other one for one at all times. [j_list_lock]
+	 * list match each other one for one at all times. [j_list_lock, no locks needed for jbd2 thread]
 	 */
 	struct journal_head	*t_shadow_list;
 
-- 
2.20.1

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