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Date:   Wed, 26 Aug 2020 07:34:46 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:     vadym.kochan@...ision.eu
Cc:     kuba@...nel.org, jiri@...lanox.com, idosch@...lanox.com,
        andrew@...n.ch, oleksandr.mazur@...ision.eu,
        serhiy.boiko@...ision.eu, serhiy.pshyk@...ision.eu,
        volodymyr.mytnyk@...ision.eu, taras.chornyi@...ision.eu,
        andrii.savka@...ision.eu, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, andy.shevchenko@...il.com,
        mickeyr@...vell.com
Subject: Re: [net-next v5 1/6] net: marvell: prestera: Add driver for
 Prestera family ASIC devices

From: Vadym Kochan <vadym.kochan@...ision.eu>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:17:44 +0300

> Initially there was (in RFC patch set), not locking, but _rcu list API
> used, because the port list is modified only by 1 writer when creating
> the port or deleting it on switch uninit (the really theoretical case
> which might happen is that event might be received at that time which
> causes to loop over this list to find the port), as I understand
> correctly list_add_rcu is safe to use with no additional locking if there is 1
> writer and many readers ? So can I use back this approach ?

Are you really certain only one writer can exist at one time?

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