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Date:   Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:13:09 -0700
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <>
        Neeraj Upadhyay <>,
        "Paul E . McKenney" <>
Subject: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 13/18] rcu: Do a single rhp->func read in rcu_head_after_call_rcu()

From: Neeraj Upadhyay <>

The rcu_head_after_call_rcu() function reads the rhp->func pointer twice,
which can result in a false-positive WARN_ON_ONCE() if the callback
were passed to call_rcu() between the two reads.  Although racing
rcu_head_after_call_rcu() with call_rcu() is to be a dubious use case
(the return value is not reliable in that case), intermittent and
irreproducible warnings are also quite dubious.  This commit therefore
uses a single READ_ONCE() to pick up the value of rhp->func once, then
tests that value twice, thus guaranteeing consistent processing within

Neverthless, racing rcu_head_after_call_rcu() with call_rcu() is still
a dubious use case.

Signed-off-by: Neeraj Upadhyay <>
[ paulmck: Add blank line after declaration per ]
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>
 include/linux/rcupdate.h | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/rcupdate.h b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
index 6cdb1db776cf..922bb6848813 100644
--- a/include/linux/rcupdate.h
+++ b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
@@ -878,9 +878,11 @@ static inline void rcu_head_init(struct rcu_head *rhp)
 static inline bool
 rcu_head_after_call_rcu(struct rcu_head *rhp, rcu_callback_t f)
-	if (READ_ONCE(rhp->func) == f)
+	rcu_callback_t func = READ_ONCE(rhp->func);
+	if (func == f)
 		return true;
-	WARN_ON_ONCE(READ_ONCE(rhp->func) != (rcu_callback_t)~0L);
+	WARN_ON_ONCE(func != (rcu_callback_t)~0L);
 	return false;

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