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Date:   Fri, 18 Dec 2020 16:45:19 +0100
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     Heiko Carstens <hca@...ux.ibm.com>
Cc:     Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Sven Schnelle <svens@...ux.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: __local_bh_enable_ip() vs lockdep

On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 04:37:16PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 04:33:56PM +0100, Heiko Carstens wrote:
> 
> > Peter, will you make proper patch out of this?
> 
> Yes, let me go do that now, and stick it in the quilt series before I go
> off and don't think for 2 weeks.

As below, I'll try and push it out to tip/locking/urgent before I really
dissapear.

---

Subject: softirq: Avoid bad tracing / lockdep interaction
From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Date: Fri Dec 18 16:39:14 CET 2020

Similar to commit:

  1a63dcd8765b ("softirq: Reorder trace_softirqs_on to prevent lockdep splat")

__local_bh_enable_ip() can also call into tracing with inconsistent
state. Unlike that commit we don't need to bother about the tracepoint
because 'cnt-1' never matches preempt_count() (by construction).

Reported-by: Heiko Carstens <hca@...ux.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@...radead.org>
Tested-by: Heiko Carstens <hca@...ux.ibm.com>
---
 kernel/softirq.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/kernel/softirq.c
+++ b/kernel/softirq.c
@@ -186,7 +186,7 @@ void __local_bh_enable_ip(unsigned long
 	 * Keep preemption disabled until we are done with
 	 * softirq processing:
 	 */
-	preempt_count_sub(cnt - 1);
+	__preempt_count_sub(cnt - 1);
 
 	if (unlikely(!in_interrupt() && local_softirq_pending())) {
 		/*

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