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Date:	Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:48:26 +0100
From:	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:	Yong Zhang <yong.zhang0@...il.com>
Cc:	Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	x86@...nel.org, tglx <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: lockdep: possible reason: unannotated irqs-off. (was: Re:
 Linux 2.6.38-rc4)

On Tue, 2011-02-08 at 21:34 +0800, Yong Zhang wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 08:11:08PM +0800, Yong Zhang wrote:
> > From: Yong Zhang <yong.zhang0@...il.com>
> > Subject: [PATCH 1/2] softirq: introduce loacal_bh_enable_force_wake()
> > 
> > If there is pending softirq, don't handle it in the caller's
> > context, invoke ksoftirqd directly instead.
> > 
> > del_timer_sync() will be the first caller.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Yong Zhang <yong.zhang0@...il.com>
> > Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>
> > Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
> > Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
> > ---
> >  include/linux/bottom_half.h |    1 +
> >  kernel/softirq.c            |   21 +++++++++++++++------
> >  2 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/include/linux/bottom_half.h b/include/linux/bottom_half.h
> > index 27b1bcf..665d697 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/bottom_half.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/bottom_half.h
> > @@ -5,5 +5,6 @@ extern void local_bh_disable(void);
> >  extern void _local_bh_enable(void);
> >  extern void local_bh_enable(void);
> >  extern void local_bh_enable_ip(unsigned long ip);
> > +extern void local_bh_enable_force_wake(void);
> >  
> >  #endif /* _LINUX_BH_H */
> > diff --git a/kernel/softirq.c b/kernel/softirq.c
> > index 68eb5ef..3c05dfa 100644
> > --- a/kernel/softirq.c
> > +++ b/kernel/softirq.c
> > @@ -154,9 +154,9 @@ void _local_bh_enable(void)
> >  
> >  EXPORT_SYMBOL(_local_bh_enable);
> >  
> > -static inline void _local_bh_enable_ip(unsigned long ip)
> > +static inline void _local_bh_enable_ip(unsigned long ip, bool force_wake)
> >  {
> > -	WARN_ON_ONCE(in_irq() || irqs_disabled());
> > +	WARN_ON_ONCE(in_irq() || (!force_wake && irqs_disabled()));
> 
> Only suppressing the warning is not enough here :(
> 
> >  #ifdef CONFIG_TRACE_IRQFLAGS
> >  	local_irq_disable();
> 
> 
> The semantic "called with irqs_disabled" is showed on several place
> of _local_bh_enable_ip().
> 
> Need more thinking about it...

Well that and modifying softirq bits for a lockdep annotation really
feels wrong.

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