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Date:	Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:02:59 +0800
From:	Li Bin <>
To:	Sasha Levin <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>
CC:	Ingo Molnar <>,
	LKML <>,
	"Dave Jones" <>, <>,
Subject: Re: sched: spinlock recursion in sched_rr_get_interval

On 2014/12/26 15:01, Sasha Levin wrote:
> On 12/26/2014 01:45 AM, Li Bin wrote:
>> On 2014/7/8 4:05, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 09:55:43AM -0400, Sasha Levin wrote:
>>>>>> I've also had this one, which looks similar:
>>>>>> [10375.005884] BUG: spinlock recursion on CPU#0, modprobe/10965
>>>>>> [10375.006573]  lock: 0xffff8803a0fd7740, .magic: dead4ead, .owner: modprobe/10965, .owner_cpu: 15
>>>>>> [10375.007412] CPU: 0 PID: 10965 Comm: modprobe Tainted: G        W      3.16.0-rc3-next-20140704-sasha-00023-g26c0906-dirty #765
>>>> Something's fucked; so we have:
>>>> debug_spin_lock_before()
>>>> 	SPIN_BUG_ON(lock->owner == current, "recursion");
>> Hello,
>> Does ACCESS_ONCE() can help this issue? I have no evidence that its lack is
>> responsible for the issue, but I think here need it indeed. Is that right?
>> SPIN_BUG_ON(ACCESS_ONCE(lock->owner) == current, "recursion");
> Could you explain a bit more why do you think it's needed?

Oh, just adding ACCESS_ONCE may be not enough, and i think lacking lock protection
for reading lock->owner is a risk. In short, the reason of the issue is more like
the spinlock debug mechanism, rather than a real spinlock recursion.

//under no lock protection
if (lock->owner == current) //access lock->owner
|-spin_dump(lock, "recursion");
	|-if (lock->owner && lock->owner != SPINLOCK_OWNER_INIT) //access lock->owner again
    	owner = lock->owner;

Right, or am I missing something?
		Li Bin

> Thanks,
> Sasha

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