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Date:   Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:05:11 +0200
From:   Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:     Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...lanox.com>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...lanox.com>,
        Jakub Kicinski <jakub.kicinski@...ronome.com>,
        Saeed Mahameed <saeedm@...lanox.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] devlink: Change devlink health locking mechanism

Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:41:45AM CEST, moshe@...lanox.com wrote:
>The devlink health reporters create/destroy and user commands currently
>use the devlink->lock as a locking mechanism. Different reporters have
>different rules in the driver and are being created/destroyed during
>different stages of driver load/unload/running. So during execution of a
>reporter recover the flow can go through another reporter's destroy and
>create. Such flow leads to deadlock trying to lock a mutex already
>held.
>
>With the new locking mechanism the different reporters share mutex lock
>only to protect access to shared reporters list.
>Added refcount per reporter, to protect the reporters from destroy while
>being used.
>
>Signed-off-by: Moshe Shemesh <moshe@...lanox.com>

Signed-off-by: Jiri Pirko <jiri@...lanox.com>

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